This tea is made from the leaves of the Hiramu Mutsu variety of the Kaki Persimmon tree, native to the Wakayama Prefecture of Japan. The freshly picked leaves are prepared by being cut into strips in the traditional tanzaku-giri (短冊きり) style for optimal brewing.
Kakinoha Herbal Tea is used in traditional Japanese medicine to help reduce symptoms of inflammation and to boost the immune system. Kaki leaves are high in natural antihistamines, fibre, vitamin C, amino acids, and magnesium, as well as tannins, which help digestion.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
- Controls skin’s melanin levels
- Evens skin tone and lightens dark spots
- Boosts collagen production
- Relieves itchiness and inflammation
- Alleviates fluid retention (oedema)
- Promotes immunity against flu and colds
- Reduces blood pressure
- Supports overall immune system
- Increases metabolism
Loose Leaf – Caffeine free – Gluten free – Wheat free – Preservatives free – Additives free – Synthetic Flavourings free
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KAKINOHA HERBAL TEA
1. Immunity Booster
The vitamin C of kakinoha helps with the production of white blood cells which act as the protective shield against bacterial, viral and toxic elements, strengthening your immunity power. The antioxidant properties also contribute towards improving the overall health.
2. Aids in Weight Loss
Kakinoha tea is thought to act as a great weight loss supplement, due to the presence of phenolic compounds and fibre in the leaves making the body get rid of unnecessary fat.
3. Alleviates Fluid Retention
Betulinic acid, as found in kakinoha is useful for water retention or oedema. Through its anti-edematous properties, this compound takes out the edema causing excess fluids from our body.
4. Reduces Allergic Reaction to Pollen
Kakinoha tea is enriched with Astralgin and other anti-allergic flavonoids which avert the histamine release and diminish the chance of allergy and inflammation.
5. Supports Healthy Digestion
Like the fruit, the leaves are also rich in fibre, which helps digestion of food by stimulating the peristaltic motion as well as helping in gastric and digestive juice secretion. The tannins in kakinoha also help rebalance the gut microbiota. Therefore kakinoha tea may also prove beneficial in keeping digestive issues like acid reflux and gastritis at bay.
6. Reduces Blood Pressure
Flavonoids found in kakinoha can lower the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), similar to several blood-pressure-lowering drugs. The bioflavonoid, like rutin and potassium found in kakinoha, acts as a vasodilating agent that helps loosen up or widening the arteries so that the blood flow remains smooth, preventing arteriosclerosis.
7. Controls skin’s Melanin Levels, Evens Skin Tone & Lightens Dark Spots
The antioxidant properties of kakinoha and its high levels of vitamin C also make it a vital molecule for skin health. We often associate vitamin C with our ability to fight colds and rarely make the connection that it works its magic by boosting our natural collagen supply, as well as maintaining bone density and general health. It also helps deoxidise and breakdown melanin, the natural pigmentation we get in our skin from tanning or aging. It’s the sunny vitamin that brightens things up and helps give you truly natural and glowing skin. Japanese women constantly take vitamin C through food, supplements, drinks, fruit and vegetables, and cosmetic products. According to Japan’s “Longevity” magazine, drinking kakinoha tea can prevent melanoma as well.
Add 2 teaspoons 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 Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) leaf
Net contents: 1.2oz/34g