The Japanese consider Dokudami a ‘cure-all plant’ and affectionately call it jūyaku, meaning “ten medicines.” In traditional Japanese medicine, dried Dokudami leaves are served as tea to cleanse the body from the inside. With the arrival of cooler temperatures in the autumn, many in Japan – including geishas – continue to brew cups of Dokudami tea as a health drink during the cold and flu season.
Clinical studies have proven the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Dokudami. These qualities, along with its strong antimicrobial effect, are ideal in combatting the bacteria most commonly associated with acne.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Provides comprehensive detoxification
- Fights viral and bacterial infections
- Boosts stamina and endurance
- Improves cognitive health
- Supports Immune System
- Promotes intestinal balance
- Possesses strong antioxidant effect
- Relieves from environmental sensitivities
- Treats acne
Caffeine free – Gluten free – Wheat free – Preservatives free – Additives free – Synthetic Flavourings free
1. Remedy for Environmental Sensitivities
When you’re allergic to a substance, your body produces histamine, a compound that initiates an immune response. Studies demonstrate that dokudami has inhibitory effects on histamine release, possibly blocking it and reducing its effects. Researchers have even evaluated dokudami’s effects against allergies and asthma, issues partially characterised by excessive release of histamine.
2. Potent Antioxidant
Dokudami contains polyphenols, potent compounds high in antioxidant activity that battle free radicals. Free radicals have a free, unpaired electron and are often unstable. They damage other compounds, cells, and DNA and research has linked free radicals to aging, cancer, and many other ills. Dokudami has been billed as an excellent free radical scavenger and helps neutralise circulating free radicals.
3. Protection Against Harmful Organisms
Antibacterial is a buzzword that sounds good, right? Well, not so fast; not all bacteria is bad. In fact you need a balance of bacteria in your digestive system as good bacteria supports digestion, and that’s only one application. A recent article has shown that dokudami promotes intestinal balance by discouraging harmful bacteria from thriving in the digestive system.
4. Immune System Support
Research has shown that dokudami may help support the immune system by stimulating the production of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are crucial for the body’s natural defense system. These white blood cells are sometimes referred to as natural killer cells, and a plethora of research has found that these cells are important for promoting good health. Dokudami, in this case, should be seen as merely a natural component in an overall healthy lifestyle. Exercise, a vegetarian diet, and plenty of sunshine and sleep are also instrumental for supporting immune system function.
Add 1 tea bag per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 5 to 10 minutes according to taste. Serve hot, cold or over ice.
Avoid during pregnancy.
May interact with some prescription drugs – please consult your doctor for advice.
Not suitable for babies and young children.
Ingredients: 100% Wild Harvested Dokudami (Houttuynia Cordata) Leaf
Net contents:14 tea bags (3g each) – 1.5oz/42g