Blueberry leaves are full of amazingly powerful antioxidant that will help a person become healthy. And this wonderful tea has great anti-inflammatory abilities, and it also helps with allergies and with type 2 diabetes. With studies going all the way back to 1927 showing how powerful blueberry leaves can be for healing. Thus we have a great tasting tea that can heal the body in many ways.
Lots of Antioxidants - Studies that came out in 2009 in the Journal of Medicinal Food showed that blueberry tea is extremely high in antioxidants. In fact blueberry leaves contain 31 times more antioxidant polyphenols and anthocyanins than the berries themselves - Wow!
Lots of Vitamin C - Blueberry leaves also contain lots of Vitamin C which help to prevent colds, flues, and boost up our immune system.
Helps with Neurodegenerative Disease - Another study in 2013 showed that blueberry tea was so high in antioxidants that it could help to prevent and heal neurodegenerative disease, thus healing the brain and it's mental capabilities. Thus blueberry leaves can improve a person memory and prevent cognitive decline that occurs with aging... and can also help with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.
Inflammation - A study in 2013 showed that blueberry tea contains the antioxidant gallic acid which helps with the redness, swelling, and pain associated with inflammation. And that means blueberry leaf tea can help to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, and strokes.
Lowers Triglycerides - Blueberry leaves also lower triglycerides by almost 40% and thus helping to prevent cardiovascular disease. — Amazing!
Lowers Blood Pressure - And blueberry leaves can also lower blood pressure.
Arthritis - Blueberry leaf tea helps with the pain and swelling of arthritis and joint pain.
Allergies - Studies show that blueberry leaves can help with the symptoms of allergic attacks and the inflammation associated with those symptoms.
Cancer - A study in the Journal of Medicinal Foods show that the powerful antioxidants in blueberry leaves can prevent free radical build up in the body thus helping to prevent breast, colon, prostate, cervical and lung cancer.
Skin Disease - Blueberry leaves contain chlorogenic acids which help heal inflammation of the skin. Blueberry leaves can also help to prevent and heal eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin diseases.
Taste - Blueberry leaf tea has a green grassy flavor similar to green tea, but many times dried blueberries are also added for extra flavor, and the tea can be mixed with other teas and with fruit juices.
Diabetes - A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that because blueberry leaf tea was so high in antioxidants that it could prevent and possibly heal type 2 diabetes. And clinical trials show that blueberry leaf tea can lower blood sugar by up to 27%.
Healing Hepatitis - New studies show that blueberry leaf tea may also help to prevent and heal Hepatitis-C by preventing replication of the virus.
Macular Degeneration - Blueberry leaf tea can also help to prevent macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinopathy, and cataracts.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - It has been found that blueberry leaf tea can also help prevent and heal chronic fatigue syndrome.
Multiple Sclerosis - And blueberry leaves also have been shown to have a healing effect on MS.
DNA Damage - Blueberry leaf tea also helps to prevent and repair DNA damage caused by free radicals thus preventing disease.
Urinary Tract Infections and Kidney Disease - Blueberry leaf tea is great for preventing and healing UTI. Blueberry leaf tea helps to support the kidneys, bladder, and urinary system and thus help to prevent infections and prevent disease. Blueberry tea also contains ellagic acid which helps prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary bladder.
Strengthens Capillaries - Blueberry leaf tea strengthen veins, arteries, and capillaries throughout the body.
Female Reproductive Health - Blueberry leaves also heal the female reproductive system. Thus helping to heal fibroids, helps with cramps, helps with PMS, and supports the well being in general of reproductive system... and tones the uterus and fallopian tubes.
Dose - Most people use 1 tablespoon of dried or fresh leaves steeped for 15 minutes in one cup of boiling water. Most people take from 1 to 5 cups of tea per day. In tincture form use 6 to 12 drops 3 or 4 times a day. In powder the dose is 300 to 500 mg three times a day.
Collecting for Tea - If a person lives in an area where they grow blueberries, the leaves can be collected and dried for making tea by drying in a cool dry place like other herbs.
Forms - Blueberry leaves can be found as teas, in capsules, as powders, and as tinctures.
Finding - Blueberry tea and capsules can be found at any health food store. Or can be ordered on-line just google "Buy Blueberry Leaf Tea" and they can be found on Amazon and Ebay.
Buy Organic - Always buy organic because most herbs and foods can contain up to 6 cancer causing chemicals, 12 hormone disrupting chemicals, and 12 more disease causing chemicals— Not Good - Buy Organic!
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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