Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Natural Herbal Tea ~ Fatty Liver

In my list of herbal tea remedies, "herbal Tea Treatment" comes easily in preparation to brew varies in favor and choice of therapeutic effects. other than cooking medicinal plant and herbs, simmer a pot of “Herbal Tea” with flora tea, herbs and medicinal leaves which has been widely used in ancient time and among Chinese. Every sip of my herbs tea I think of its benefits and of course their side effect too.

With my daily routine and hectic work pressure, unwind with herbal tea brews in variety of blends accordingly to revitalize my physical body is set as habit. Make sure daily and regularly with a cup of delicious blend of favorite choices, place a pot of flora or herbal ingredients in infuser, brew with boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Simple thing as that, then call it a day with wonderful brews of herbal infusion. It is simply comforting thought and indulgences….Tea Time!

Enjoy a day taking alternative healing herbs for health, and beauty not only by its pleasant aroma taste, also as a remedy for health disorders. Still it needs a proper healthy living, herbs and sufficient rest and exercise to stand a good chance of beating and safeguard to keep sicknesses at bay.

One of my friend used to tell me that sleep late will eventually suffer of Liver disease or sickness. I know my sleeping routine is bad partly due to my work. No doubt late sleep may affect my health in long term. Still I managed to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sufficient sleep for years. Moreover it’s not a problem to me I guess.

But in Chinese “meridian” circulation system said our body has a “circadian clock” from 1am to 3am that schedule to detoxify and process the debris from our liver. Since late sleep during that hour may cause damage to the liver. I Think I am forced to choose between earlier sleeping method and stop working late to start a regular routine for beauty and health sake. That I promised myself I will do so and need to make it as a good sleeping habit. First thing first, is to banish my TV, works and computer out of bedroom then.

Liver is our body biggest organ. Maintain and protect our liver in good functioning and healthy is not easy. To prevent damages to our Liver, from awareness to prevention of taking the right foods, drinks and medicine plays an important role. Other than this,being overworked, irregular and unhealthy eating habits of junk foods, and stress may cause damages to our liver easily too. If eating too much of fatty foods, heavy drinking of alcohol, endocrine system disorders, obesity may also cause Fatty Liver disease.

Personally, however I prefer to use the some herbal raw ingredients that allow me to combine with other ingredients into different herbal infusion for different purpose. Some taste just nice, some actually very good to combat the heat in the body for flu and cold symptoms.

Like the combination Shan Zha herbal infusion I had mentioned about Herbal Infusion for slimming, beauty and menstrual cycle” earlier,

Shan Zha
is quite a good alternative home remedy ingredient, I added Shan zha to cook soup, make herbal tea for weight lost, also reduce painful menstrual cramps and other woman’s menstruation syndrome.

Not only that, “Shan Zha” also has the effective alleviation in treating high blood pressure, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels that deposited in the body.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and diabetes runs in my family is quite high. That’s what I always conscious about and taking care of. Usually herbal remedies with green tea extract have proven result in preventing development of fatty liver. On a regular basic taking herbal tea is considered as prevention to me. As far as health concern, prevention is always primary and important role played by. Better not regret later if without proper cares.


Herbs tea with Shan Zha, Rosebuds or rose petals and Chrysanthemum are considered is "cooling" herbs for cleansing and detoxifying blood, liver and skin.

This is an excellent herbal tea to balance the liver system and reduce the fatty cell in the liver. Best you can also adding green tea into it.

Ingredients to prepare:

Rosebuds or Rose Petal
s 3-5g
• Chrysanthemum
• Shan Zha dried fruit 2g

• 2 tbs. of brown sugar (optional)
• 500 ml of boiling water


1. Wash all ingredients ready for use.

2. Place all ingredients into infuser with candle.
3. Pour in hot boiling water
. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes and serve warm.

The benefits of San Zha 

Also known as Fructus Crataegi, is a herbal medicine and great cleansing tea for promotes heart and circulation system to treat pain when blood is stasis. The channel acts on spleen, stomach and liver. It aids digestive system and relieving stagnated foods and inducing appetite.

For Fatty liver is an alternative treatment to affect a cure, it disperses the liver and rectifies qi. Shan Zha also helps in metabolize fatty acids and dissolve fat from the body, reducing the bloodstreams fatty levels to prevent high sugar content in the blood. It contains flavonone class medicinal properties compound, which can block the nitrous acid in the synthesis. contains in the flavanone class medicine ingredient, one kind of compound, which can block the nitrous acid and synthesis

Rose bud or petal is “Yin” in nature, Yin is moisture quality. As “nourish Yin to moisture beautify skin” to slow down aging process, uplifting energy as a beauty booster which nourishing to skin, as we age the Yin dries up and diminishing. Rosebud or petal is usually taken by ladies for the Yin responsible to boost and rejuvenate the skin and relieve menstruation cramps.

It also aids in digestion system. When brown sugar is added it is aroma sweet taste help in unwind and relaxing with calming effect for depression and insomnia, soothes the mind. The essential oil aid in circulation, harmonizes blood and also blood purify and tonic for the liver and spleen.

Chrysanthemum is common used and has cooling properties in Chinese medicine herb. It has antioxidant, antibacterial effect and cancer fighter properties. Taking Chrysanthemum Tea helps in dispel toxin heat and enhance detoxification to liver. It is good for people who are often sleep late, hypertension, it helps enhance vision and skin tone, nourish lung, liver and kidney.


Mulberry Leaves Self-made Herbal Tea

A cup of self-made health care Mulberry leaves combined with Chrysanthemum is also a liver care herbal tea that provides a good taste of natural aroma, which has the assisted in control of blood sugar, neutral fat and cholesterol in blood, balance blood pressure and preventing of liver syndromes like Fatty Liver.

As Mulberry leaf is bitter, it nature is "cold" and it enters the liver channel. Adding Mulberry fruits to this herbal infusion may improve and strengthen the kidney and it has the tonic effect on kidney energy. Deficient of kidney energy may also cause ringing in ear.

Planting mulberry tree in a pot which enables me to obtaining raw ingredient of fresh mulberry leaves for “herbal Tea treatment”. The wonderful part of Mulberry has been used in Chinese medicine from the root, stem, leaf, fruits and bark the whole plant. The leaves rich in alkaloid component has fantastic benefits that make medicinal herbal tea in preventing and treating diabetes, as alternative healing food and medicine in scavenge free radicals and many other benefits like:

  • Using Mulberry leaves helps in lowers blood pressure 10 times higher than using green tea. It has full of flavones and higher carotene.
  • It controls in neutral fat, shrink fat cells help in losing weight naturally
  • Reduce and stabilized blood sugar in traditional used to treat type 2 diabetes. It contains the compounds stimulate insulin secretion.
  • it contains of Rutin substances which strengthen capillaries, lower blood pressure and high cholesterol
  • Cures the heat of small intestines and improve constipation, with daily a cup of fresh mulberry acts as dietary tea to weight lost naturally.
  • It is also a natural anti-aging tea.
  • Preventing premature gray hairs. Promote hair growth.
  • Cures consumptive fever, cough and nourishing the lungs.
  • Improve eyesight.
  • Promote urination to get rid of water retention in the body.

How to take Mulberry leaves Tea:

Mulberry Leaves can be taken dried or fresh leaves, as dried leaves are less “cooling” and I prefer to use fresh mulberry leaves just because I like the green taste of fresh leaves.
Taking fresh mulberry leaf juice is similar to wheatgrass juice. But dilute with water is best. It can be taken before and after meal.

Mulberry leaves with other herbs ingredients and its benefits:


  • 2 - 3 Mulberry Leaves
  • Chrysanthemum 10g

Simmer with boiling water for 10 to 20 minutes. Serve.



Other combination of Mulberry Leaves with herbs for:

Tonic to spleen, for hypertension, cold and fever.

  • Mulberry Leaves 5g
  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle) 6g
  • Chrysanthemum 6g

To clear liver and vision, hypertension, dizziness, constipation.

  • Mulberry Leaves 5g
  • Jue Ming Zi (Cassia Seed) 3g
  • Wolfberry (Goji) 6g
  • Chrysanthemum,

Improve blood circulation, common used for heart disease syndrome,
high blood pressure, liver heat, and blood stasis.

  • Mulberry Leaves 10g
  • Chrysanthemum 15g
  • Jin Yin Hua (Honeysucker) 15g
  • Shan Zha 15g

Ju Ming Zi
Cassia seeds (Ju Ming Zi) has been used as laxative herbal in traditional Chinese medicine, it may promote stomach and intestines' function, eliminates accumulates toxin in the intestines. Clear vision, aids constipation and ease bowel movement, lowers cholesterol and reduce blood pressure, In addition, it has diuretic effect.

Beat the heat with Ju Ming Zi (Cassia Seed) that clearing heat governs with liver for hepatitis and liver syndrome patient.


Simple Cassia Seed Tea:


  • Cassia Seeds 10 - 15g
  • Crystal Rock sugar 20g
  • Wolfberry - 5g
  • Chrysanthemum -6g

  • Crush Cassia Seeds and crystal rock sugar.
  • Put in Simmer pot or infuser, add in boiling water. Simmer for ½ hour and serve.
Cassia Seed is good for constant constipation people. It will induce bowel movement, but not suitable for hypotension and low blood pressure people. Do not take Cassie Seeds (Ju Ming Zi) excessively. Moreover it contains tannin acid, may affect calcium absorption.

Jin Yin Hua (Honeysuckle)

The scientific research discovery, Jin Yin Hua (honey suckle) can reduce cholesterol absorption to the intestinal tract, has obviously help in loses weight function, frequently drinks honey suckle, can also suppress and eliminates swallows throat's disease, anti-inflammation and relieve of toxicity effectively. it enhances and ability in anti-infection, its nature is “Cool” help in relieve common cold, fever and clear heat. It is also has the laxative effect.


The advantage of using herbs that prescribes different combination of herbs according to the individual's health condition. With traditional method of treatment is safe and side effects is less, moreover the recovery is quite effective and fast. Just dip your suitable herbs accordingly place into the infuser or teapot of hot water. Drink it like Chinese tea,it helps a lot to prevent for being infected by H1N1 too. I considered myself a believer in alternative herbal medicine, as it has been passed down from my granny and generations. Used of foods, fruits, and herb plants as an alternative way to cure, simple as that, why not, that's what I believed.

Last and not least, it is good to grow your own organic herbs plant, to make your own homemade remedies herbal tea. Start now and it is fun.

Caution Disclaimer, Taking these herbal uses and properties are only given for reference purpose. Please consult your doctor or professional physician to diagnose, prescribe and treat any illness before consume or use of these traditional herbal remedies.


  1. Thought provoking post.I found this website useful for Herb Gardening tips I think you guys will find it interesting too.

    Peter - Herb garden plants

  2. I wonder whats the taste of this tea it look so delicious.


  3. Vicinity,
    Try to do it yourself and taste it. It is nice :)

  4. I am from Malacca, can we plant honey suckle in malaysia. What type of plant is it?


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