Banaba Tea is a healthy beverage, well known for its ability to fight against diabetes and also kidney ailments.
Banaba Tea description
Banaba is a medicinal plant used as a natural remedy to treat diabetes. It has dark green leaves that are oblong. During autumn, leaves, acknowledged to be abundant in vitamins and minerals and rich in dietary fibers, turn to an orange-red color.
Traditional uses include an infusion from the leaves as a treatment for hyperglycemia. The blood sugar lowering effect of Banaba leaf extract is similar to that of insulin.
Banaba tea is normally found in the Philippines and Japan, being an extract from the herb’s plant.
To brew Banaba tea:
- Bring 400 milliliters (1 and 1/2 cups or 12 ounces) water to a strong boil.
- Reduce heat to low and drop in a tea bag.
- Keep at or below a simmer for 15 minutes.
- Evaporation will leave about 250 milliliters (1 cup or 8 ounces) of tea.
- Pour fresh brewed tea into a cup and drink while it is still warm.
- Save the tea bag. You should reuse each tea bag up to four times to achieve effective results.
It is advisable to take the tea before meals: 1 or 2 cups daily. In case of tincture intaking, 2-3 ml is the recommended daily dose (2 – 3 full droppers daily).
Banaba Tea benefits
Studies have proved that Banaba tea is successfully used to:
- fight against diabetes by helping control blood sugar levels
- control blood cholesterol levels
- lower blood pressure
- help urinary system related ailments
- help in the treatment of diarrhea
- help in the treatment of constipation
- help reducing the absorption of carbohydrates, aiding the weight loss efforts
- help in the treatment of gout
- help in lowering uric acid levels
Banaba Tea side effects
Banana tea is not recommended to children, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Patients suffering from diabetes should be cautious when using Banaba tea in combination with other hypoglycemic drugs.
Banaba tea could be a healthy alternative to traditional drugs treating diabetes or kidney diseases, but not only.