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Ailanthus Tea: a Healing Tea

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Ailanthus tea was at first used only in Asia, but nowadays, due to its healthy properties, it is consumed worldwide. It can be a natural option in treating diarrhea or diphtheria, but not only.

Ailanthus Tea description

Ailanthus, or “the tree of life”, is native to Asia and has a long history, being first mentioned in ancient Chinese literature. This tree is said to be an intrusive plant, known for breaking into gardens and cracking walls in the process. It has been used as an ornamental plant, but also as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments and diseases.

Studies revealed that ailanthus bark has bitter, astringent and cooling properties. In traditional Chinese medicine, the bark is associated with the governing meridians of the large intestines, the stomach and the liver.

Ailanthus tea is a beverage used mainly in Chinese traditional medicine.  It can either be made of the bark or the flowers of the plant. The bark is acknowledged to “clear heat” and stop bleeding while the flowers are considered to help in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Ailanthus Tea brewing

To brew Ailanthus tea:

  • put the granules into a cup
  • put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with a spoon
  • drink it when it is lukewarm

The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day.

For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.

Ailanthus Tea benefits

Ailanthus tea is successfully used in treatingglandular fever. The brew has proved its efficiency in:

  • treating diarrhea
  • fighting malaria
  • fighting asthma
  • helping in the treatment of uterine bleeding or menorrhagia
  • fighting scarlet fever
  • fighting diphtheria
  • fighting typhoid fever
  • fighting palpitations, asthma and epilepsy

Ailanthus Tea side effects

There have been no side effects associated with intaking Ailanthus tea. However, consumers should consult a licensed health care provider before drinking it.

Ailanthus tea is benefic in treating a large array of diseases, being an important ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry.

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