Bamboo Tea Benefits and Usage
Why drink bamboo leaf tea? That’s a good question. I, too, once assumed bamboo was only good for feeding adorable pandas and as a love-it-then-regret-it landscape filler. But I was wrong. silica. It’s the mineral we love to overlook. But organic silica (also known as silicon) provides some awesome bamboo tea benefits that you really don’t want to miss out on. Bamboo leaf contains 70% organic silica. That means you would have to consume 10 cups of horsetail tea to get the benefits of one cup of bamboo leaf tea! Bamboo ends up being a much more economical and practical way to get more natural silicon into your diet.
HOW TO MAKE BAMBOO LEAF TEA:
Bamboo leaves 10 grams, Tea 5 grams
Infuse the above in hot water and take the infusion every day as a drink. OR
- Bring 8 oz of pure water to boil.
- Pour over 1 bag of bamboo leaf tea or about 1 teaspoon of dried bamboo leaves in a cup.
- Cover with a clean cloth.
- Steep for at least 4-5 minutes. Sometimes I let mine brew for up to 10 minutes to get a stronger tea.
- Add a little honey or stevia to sweeten, and a little lemon juice for flavor.
Bamboo Tea Benefits:
- Curative Property: Acute urinary tract infection can be cured with this tea.
- It promotes healthy hair and nail growth.
- It plays an important role in healthy bone density.
- It’s a building block of collagen — a protein our body uses to rejuvenate skin and joints.
- Silica prevents the absorption of aluminum in the digestive system. Aluminum may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other health condition.
You’ll want to drink at least one cup every day to notice a difference in your hair and nails, or 2-3 cups for maximum results.
It will take about 2-3 weeks to start noticing a different in your nails, and at least a month or so in your hair. So be sure to stick with this daily habit for 30-60 days in order to see how it works for you.