Buckthorn tea is efficient in dealing with a large array of ailments such as constipation, intestinal worms, rheumatism, but not only.
Buckthorn Tea description
Buckthorn, or black alder, is a herb coming from the bark, the stems and the branches of the rhamnus frangula tree.
Buckthorn is a herbal remedy for bowel disorders.
Buckthorn is also used as a health tonic and was primary consumed for its “blood purifying” and diuretic properties.
It can be found as capsules, liquid, tablet or tea form.
Buckthorn tea is the resulting beverage from brewing the abovementioned plant.
Buckthorn Tea brewing
To prepare Buckthorn tea:
- add one spoon of mashed buckthorn bark to a cup of boiling water
- cover it for 15 minutes
- boil it for another 15 minutes
- filter the brew while it is still hot
- drink it before bedtime
It is recommended not to consume this type of tea for more than a year.
Buckthorn Tea benefits
Buckthorn tea has been successfully used to:
- assist in moving bowels and to relieve constipation (particularly those caused by insufficiency of bile)
- help in treating liver disorders
- treat rheumatism
- purge intestinal worms
- combat skin disorders associated with constipation (eczema, acne and psoriasis)
Buckthorn Tea side effects
Consuming untreated fresh buckthorn irritates the protective mucosa lining in the stomach and may cause severe gastrointestinal irritations, spasms, vomiting, diarrhea and colic.
Buckthorn tea should not be taken on a long-term basis. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a health care provider before using this type of tea.
Buckthorn tea is largely used for its medicinal action against constipation and for treating the skin disorders associated with it. It can be taken as tea, capsules, liquid and tablet.