If you love herbal teas then this new herbal tea will give you a good reason to brew a cup today. This gem of a tea may not be as popular as rooibos, chamomile, and its other counterparts, but it is just as beneficial.
It packs a BIG punch in terms of health benefits and has a characteristic mild flavor. Its name? Resurrection Bush Tea. Yes, you read right, it is actually called Resurrection bush!
What is Resurrection Bush?
The plant scientifically called Myrothamnus flabellifolia, is a woody-looking shrub that is native to Zimbabwe. On a normal day, the plant looks like a bunch of short, dry twigs with reddish stems.
What makes it unique however is how quickly its dead-looking leaves and stems turn green once it touches water, hence the name 'Resurrection bush'.
It remains dry most of the year but quickly turns green during the rainy season. Thus the ideal time for collection is between May and September.
In fact, it is said that if you dropped a few dry sticks in water they would turn green within a couple of hours. This is interesting for those who would like to use it as an ornamental.
The shrub grows widespread in rocky, sun-facing hillsides, crevices and shallow soils in Zimbabwe making it easy to collect.
The herb tea is prepared from its small dried leaves and twigs. Our farmers are trained to harvest just the leaves and twigs leaving the roots. This ensures a sustainable supply all year round.
Health Benefits of Resurrection Bush Tea
So what makes Resurrection bush tea amazing for you? Just like how it bounces back to life, it is potent in fighting premature aging and oxidative stress caused by a hectic lifestyle or exposure to harsh chemicals.
It contains potent antioxidants(comparable to rooibos tea) which help prevent free radical damage hence reducing the risk of cancer and other lifestyle diseases.
This herbal tea is packed with minerals and has a calming effect, making it perfect for unwinding after a hectic day or relaxing before bed at night. Its antioxidant levels support optimal immune health, helping you fend off flu, colds, and other minor ailments.
Resurrection Bush tea is popular among local herbalists in Zimbabwe.
Traditionally, it is used in the treatment of
- bad breath
Its leaves and flowers are also a rich source of arbutin, a compound known to help clear age spots, scars, and hyperpigmentation safely. This makes it great for maintaining young and healthy-looking skin.
This tea is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Also if you have any underlying medical condition or are on any medication, check with your physician first before consuming this tea.
While this herbal tea has a host of benefits, it is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Always speak to your physician if you are feeling unwell for a proper diagnosis.
So how do you prepare a cup of Resurrection bush tea? It’s pretty simple.
- Bring half a liter of water to a rolling boil and turn off the heat.
- Drop three to four dried twigs of the herb into the pot and let it steep for 15 minutes. It will produce a beautiful, light amber colored tea.
- It can be consumed morning and evening, not to exceed a liter a day.
So there you have it! Resurrection bush is a gem of a herbal tea loaded with lots of great health benefits.
The best part is, you can purchase some from our shop to try now! So order some resurrection bush tea and share it with a friend.
Happy tea drinking!
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