Bamboo Tea

What is bamboo tea?

Made from the processed or dried leaves of Bambuseae, bamboo tea is an herbal decoction that has a wide range of medicinal benefits. The drink, with its mild sweet taste, is enjoyed both in the hot and cold form and is often taken with a meal.

Bamboo Tea

History and origin

While the leaf extracts of bamboo have been used in Asian dishes for centuries, the tea has been referred to for its use in traditional Chinese, South American, and Indian Ayurvedic medicine. In ancient China, people used to relate bamboo plants with certain personality traits like perseverance and endurance.

Bamboo Tea

Bamboo Tea

Bamboo tea benefits: what is it good for

Rich in silica

Having bamboo tea regularly helps in repairing worn-out cells in the body as it contains high amounts of silica. Its intake is useful for strengthening the bones, teeth, nails, and hair as well as for improving the elasticity of the skin.

Source of antioxidants

The presence of antioxidants like polyphenol is also useful for fighting against free radicals, reducing cell damage, and checking the process of aging.

Has soluble fiber

Since every cup of bamboo leaf tea provides 1gm of soluble fiber, its regular consumption helps to control blood sugar levels and remove harmful wastes from the body, aiding the process of detoxification. People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other problems of the gastrointestinal tract can also benefit from its intake, as it aids in promoting the digestive health.

Regulates blood pressure

Because of its high potassium content, its intake is useful for lowering high blood pressure as well as maintaining a stable blood pressure.

Promotes weight loss

Being rich in catechins (a type of flavonoid), the herbal infusion is good for burning excess body fat, which helps in losing weight as well as decreasing the levels of bad cholesterols.

Bamboo Tea Box

Bamboo Tea Box

Bamboo Tea Pictures

Bamboo Tea Pictures

Anti-inflammatory properties

Its consumption helps to control or prevent the symptoms of inflammatory conditions like asthma.

In traditional Asian medicine, it has been used as an analgesic to alleviate pain caused by cuts and wounds.

How to make bamboo tea

  • Add one teaspoon of bamboo leaves to a teapot with two to three cups of water
  • Heat the mixture until it starts boiling
  • Remove it from heat and cover the pot
  • Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes
  • Filter the infusion using a strainer
  • Sweeten with some honey or sugar

Safety and precaution

Side effects

People with hypothyroidism and goiter should avoid having it in excess and for prolonged periods as it may aggravate these disorders.

During pregnancy

As not much scientific evidence is available, pregnant women as well as nursing mothers, should refrain from its consumption.

Bamboo Leaf Tea

Bamboo Leaf Tea

Bamboo Tea Images

Bamboo Tea Images

Where to buy

Caffeine-free, organic bamboo tea can be purchased as dried/processed leaves packed in airtight tea bags from online tea stores or any local herbal tea shop.

Article was last reviewed on 3rd November 2017

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2 Responses to "Bamboo Tea"

  1. manmohan nayak says:

    If fress ground bamboo leafes can be taken as tea?

  2. ashraf says:

    Thank you very much indde for excellent information good bless site owners and team very best regards//ashraf nomani

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