Popular in Europe and the United States for various types of liver diseases. It is believed to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood. It is such a good blood purifier that drinking a cup of thistle tea twice a day can aid headaches, stomach and digestive problems, gas in the intestines, constipation and liver troubles.
Persimmon leaves, which are a good source of important dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin A & C, and flavonoids, have been widely used as a tea in oriental countries.
Often made into a tea to soothe the membranes of the digestive system. Malva Leaf is mildly astringent and diuretic and used to treat gastroenteritis, stomach ache and conditions of the spleen. The Chinese use Malva Leaf as an expectorant and as a gargle for sore throat. Malva Leaf is also thought to be a mild laxative.
It is very effective for dropsy, strengthens the heart, and is good for the liver, lungs, and kidneys.
Traditionally used to soothe and support the intestines, Marshmallow leaf is an old time remedy for bladder infection, digestive upsets, intestinal disorders, and kidney problems, among others.
Marshmallow is a natural source of beta-carotene, amino acids, minerals and vitamins and is often used as a filler in the compounding of pills.
For over two thousand years, Chinese medicine has recommended ginger to treat a number of health problems including abdominal bloating, diarrhea, and vomiting, among others.
Ginger is also used in the Ayurvedic and Tibetan systems of medicine for the treatment of inflammatory joint diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism and a variety of other conditions.
It has also been taken to loosen phlegm, relieve gas, and tighten the tissues, although its effectiveness for these purposes hasn’t been proven.
Ginger may also ease sore throats, headaches, ulcerative colitis, some types of menstrual and arthritis pain, and fevers and aches caused by colds and flu.
Chamomile is often used to treat digestive disturbances, gastrointestinal spasms, inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, and to treat coughs and colds, fevers and bronchitis.
Chamomile helps to relieve nausea, heartburn, and stress-related flatulence. It may also be useful in the treatment of diverticular disorders and inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.