"Great for Weight Loss, Helps with Diabetes,
Anti-inflammatory, Soothes the GI Tract, Helps with Stress and More"
Loquats are fruits from a tree that grows all over the world and especially in Asia, and there are many trees growing in the US. And the leaves of the tree have many health benefits that are important for good health.
Where it Grows - Loquat trees grow all over Asia, Japan, China, Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Europe, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, and also in the US, California, Florida, and other states... and just about any climate.
Other Names - Loquat trees are also called Eriobotrya japonica in Latin also Japanese Medlar, Japanese Plum, Chinese Plum, and other names.
Helps with Weight Loss - Loquats leaves can be made into a wonderful tea that's a powerful appetite suppressor that helps with food cravings... and gives you a full feeling... and thus helps you lose weight. And some studies show that Loquat Leaf Tea helps to suppress fat formation.
Great for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes - And also works well for lowering blood glucose and regulating insulin production and utilization. In fact, in China Loquat tea has been approved by the government for treating diabetes. Loquat Leaf Tea contains chemicals such as tormentic acid that helps with insulin production and lowers glucose. And it may even be possible that Loquat Leaf Tea can regenerate insulin-producing cells in the body (More studies to be done)... thus helping to support the pancreas. Many people who find that their insulin does not work for them... find that Loquat Leaf Tea does lower their blood sugar.
Great Anti-inflammatory Agent - Loquat Leaf Tea is a very good anti-inflammatory agent that helps with arthritis and other inflammatory conditions and even allergies. Also, ursolic acid found in Loquat Leaves helps to get rid of lung inflammation thus helping with asthma and bronchitis.
Good Expectorant and Cough Medicine - Loquat Leaf Tea also helps loosen mucus and works well as an expectorant and cough medicine.
Helps with Stress and Anxiety - Loquat Leaf Tea is also a good relaxing agent... people in Japan call Loquat Leaf Tea "Biwa-cha" and they drink it 2 or 3 times a day either hot or cold to relax the body and help with stress.
Healing for the GI Tract - Plus Loquat Tea soothes the GI tract and helps with indigestion, stomach aches, and diarrhea... it also helps with gas, belching, nausea, and even hiccups.
Boosts Immune System - At the same time, Loquat Tea helps your body release antioxidants... thus activating the healing abilities of antioxidants and getting rid of harmful free radicals, and at the same time detoxing the body. In China and Japan Loquat Tea is well known for boost immunity, preventing disease, and extend one's life. Loquat leaf Tea increases interferon within the body thus boosting up our immune system.
Contains lots of Antioxidants - Loquat leaf tea contains lots of polyphenols and other antioxidants that prevent and repair DNA damage and thus help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and even cancer.
Great Liver Detoxing and Healing Agent - Loquat Tea is a good liver detoxing agent and contains Amygdalin which helps the liver recover from toxins and removes toxins from the body... working as a powerful antioxidant revitalizing the liver and there is some indication it helps with scaring of the liver.
Soothing and Healing for the Skin - Loquat Tea extracts can be made into creams and used as an anti-inflammatory cream for the skin and thus helps to get rid of edema and redness... and works as a good anti-histamine. This cream is very soothing to the skin in general, helping with many skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and even atopic dermatitis.
Lowers Cholesterol and Trigs - Studies show that drinking loquat leaf tea lowers cholesterol and triglycerides... which helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Great for Strong Bones - Loquat leaves also help to prevent osteoporosis and this help to strengthen the skeletal system.
Anti-Viral Agent - Loquat Leaf Tea is a good anti-viral agent too that contains triperpene,, megastimine glycosides, 2-alpha-hydroxyurolic acid, and polyphenol compounds that have a powerful effect on the common cold and flu... and seems to work well on the HIV virus too, and it may be a good anti-cancer agent.
Anti-Cancer Activity - Loquat Leaf Tea also in studies shows that it can suppress cancer cells at different stages. (More studies to be done)
Contains - Loquat Leaves contain lots of iron for anemia, calcium for strong bones, potassium for cardiovascular health and water regulation, phosphorus for brain function and protein formation, and Vitamin A and Vitamin C which are great antioxidants.
Taste of the Tea - The tea is sweet, earthy, mild, and with honey or stevia it's delicious.
Forms - Loquat leaves can be found as fresh and dried leaves, powders, capsules, teas, oils, creams, ointments, and trees to plant.
Finding - You can order Loquat Leaf Tea on-line or ask for it at your local health food store and you can find it on amazon.com and eBay.com and the trees are also available to grow your own tree.
Making Tea - Take one large leaf or 1 tablespoon of fresh or dried leaf and cut them up to the size of your thumbnail and place in a large cup. Add boiling water and steep for 15 minutes, let cool and drink 2 or 3 times a day for no more than 7 to 10 days. Do not use metal cups to make this tea or metal tea infusers.
Dose - Take 2 or 3 cups of tea daily for no more than 7 to 10 days. Then take a week off and repeat if needed. In powder form take from 3 to 5 grams daily.
Cost - Dried Loquat leaves run about $20 for 250 grams.
Side-Effects - Loquat Leaf Tea should only be used in moderation... it is very safe. There has been one reported challenges caused by someone using this tea in high doses which caused inflammation and weakness but they are not sure if it was the tea that caused the challenge. Use this tea for no more than 7 to 10 days. But in studies with animals with very high doses... they showed no toxicity of any kind... so it is very safe. But of course, Loquat Leaf Tea should not be used by those who are pregnant, nursing, or by small children.
Enjoy Loquat Leaf Tea
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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