The bamboo is a fast-growing plant native to Asia. It’s common in Asian cooking and is noted for its medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine.
Other parts of the bamboo tree are also used in furniture making, handicrafts, etc.
Bamboo leaf tea is made from the crushed leaves of the bamboo tree. It has the highest amount of silica of any plant.
Bamboo leaf tea also contains soluble fibre and is rich in antioxidants.
The nutrients in bamboo leaf tea includes B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B7 (biotin), B9 (folic acid), B12 & vitamin C.
How Does Bamboo Leaf Tea Help with Skin Care Problems?
By drinking one cup of bamboo leaf tea (or more) every day, the nutrients can:
- Provide a building block for collagen, which rejuvenates the skin.
- Helps the body eliminate toxins, which cause the problems, and regulate bodily functions.
- It lowers bad cholesterol in the body.
- Promotes better functioning of the blood cells.
- It is a bone-building powerhouse providing natural calcium.
- Additionally, some of the key nutrients in bamboo leaf tea – thiamine, niacin and biotin – help foster better hair growth. If you are struggling with hair loss problems, add bamboo leaf tea to your recovery/treatment regimen.
Bamboo leaf tea has a mildly sweet flavour and contains no caffeine making it suitable for drinking at any time of the day. There are also no negative side effects.
Brewing the Perfect Cup of Bamboo Leaf Tea
- Steep a bag for no longer than 5 minutes in a cup of water.
- You can drink as is or add in some honey, agave nectar or brown sugar.
- You can use 1 bag up to 2 more times but steep twice as long each time you reuse it.
- By the third cup, you’ve pretty much gotten all the nutrients out of it.
If you are using loose tea, 1 tsp is enough for a cup; 2 if you like your tea strong.
Feel free to also drink it as iced tea. Each cup of tea contains up to 350 mg of silica
Where Can I Buy Bamboo Leaf Tea?
I recommend Beautifully Bamboo Tea. Each pack contains 30 tea bags. Find it on Amazon Global HERE.