Blue Flag tea has a long history in treating liver ailments: Native American tribes used to consume it for its hepatic properties.
Blue Flag Tea description
Blue flag is a perennial herb also known as the liver lily and the fleur-de-lis, native to North America. It has smooth spear-shaped leaves topped with a light bluish-purple flower. Blue flag plants grow in bunches and bloom during late June and early July.
Blue Flag tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Blue Flag Tea brewing
To prepare Blue Flag tea, place 1 teaspoon of the dried roots in a cup of boiling water.
Let it steep for 10 minutes.
The tea can be consumed three times a day.
Blue Flag Tea benefits
Blue Flag has been successfully used to:
- stimulate the liver and thus, it is helpful in the treatment of jaundice and hepatitis
- fight impurities of the blood
- fight against skin problems like acne and psoriasis
- detoxify the body by increasing the production of bile, as well as frequency of urination
- help treat indigestion
- treat rheumatism
- help in weight loss
Blue Flag tea can be an effective laxative, diuretic and as an emetic. It is also effective in reducing inflammation of the skin, decreasing the symptoms of skin infections. It is also good in treating burns, bruises and wounds.
Blue Flag Tea side effects
Until further studies are conducted, pregnant and nursing women should avoid intaking this type of tea.
Blue Flag tea has proven its efficiency in dealing with severe liver-related diseases. Also, applied topically, it can treat skin problems, but not only.