Bistort tea is widely known as an adjuvant in the areas of treating stomach, respiratory and bleeding problems. It can be intaken two or three times a day to fully enjoy its healthy benefits.
Bistort Tea description
Bistort is a perennially-growing plant from the Northern Hemisphere.
It is normally grown as an ornamental plant because of its small white and pink blooms. It contains vitamins A and C, mucilage and antioxidants, acknowledged for their anti-cancer action.
However, Bistort is also cultivated for medicinal purposes, being well-known as one of the most astringent herb.
Bistort tea is the beverage resulting from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Bistort Tea brewing
Bistort tea can be made as a decoction:
- Place one teaspoonful of the dried bistort rhizome in a 250 ml cup of water and boil the mix.
- Let it steep for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Strain the liquid.
Bistort tea can be consumed twice or thrice a day. It can also be used as a gargle or mouthwash to treat infections inside the mouth.
Bistort Tea benefits
Bistort tea has been successfully used to:
- treat diarrhea, dysentery and irritable bowel syndrome
- aid in the treatment of diverticulitis
- help treating oral and tongue inflammations
- help fighting pharyngitis and sore throat
- help in the treatment of jaundice
- aid fighting measles and smallpox
- fight hemorrhoids
- ease menstrual bleeding
- help in the healing of wounds, skin ruptures and burstings (when applied topically)
Bistort tea may also help expel worms.
Bistort Tea side effects
A long-term administration of Bistort tea is not recommended.
Pregnant and nursing women are advised not to intake this tea.
Bistort tea is a medicinal remedy against several digestive problems and, it also proved to be effective in treating menstrual bleeding, but not only.