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TCM: Persimmon Leaf Tea

2014-07-30 16:56:56

By Liu Xiongfei


China is a tea-rich country. Records began as early as the 6th century spread to North Korea from China, Japan, Russia, Europe and all over the world. Throughout the centuries, the Chinese has accumulated a large collection of Chinese tea. The health benefits of drinking Chinese tea are well known in Asia. Chinese tea has a variety of health benefits. One particular tea, “persimmon leaf tea,” has been pinpointed by experts in the medical profession, for its healthy effects. "Persimmon leaf tea," by definition, is tea brewed from the leaves taken from the persimmon tree.

Persimmons have been cultivated and grown for several thousands of years in China. As a result, the country is home to a large variety of persimmons. This succulent orange fruit is nicknamed the “emperor’s tribute.” The persimmon seedlings, also known as “Persimmon Ye,” is known to be rich in vitamins and minerals. It is a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, which believes sickness and ailments can be healed with consuming certain foods and drinks.

The benefits of persimmon are well known in China. However, its news has yet to spread to other countries. The United States’ T & H USA Group, Inc. licensing company decided to bring China’s natural Guilin Ye Qing tea (persimmon leaf tea) to consumers in the United States. Guilin Ye Quing tea is produced in China’s Guangxi’s beautiful Guilin region. The persimmon tea cultivated in this region has a long history. In the 1970s, research experts began trial production. In the 1980s, the Chinese Academy of the Sciences found that this particular tea contains a large variety of Vitamin C, tannins, flavonoids, rutin, choline carotenoids, amino acids. In addition, the tea were found to contain 10 elements: Magnesium (Mg), Manganese (Mn), titanium (Ti), calcium (Ca), phosphorous (P), and more. These elements are found to aid to healthy bodily functions.

Compared to other teas, persimmon leaf tea contains a higher level of health and nutritional benefits. Analysis has shown persimmon leaf tea contains up to 10 times the amount of Vitamin C, tannins, flavonoids, rutin, choline and essential amino acid. Compared to other fruits and vegetables, persimmon leaf tea contains up to several times more vitamins.

Scientific research has shown that drinking persimmon leaf tea promotes a healthy metabolism. Rutin aids in softening the blood choline tube, which prevents arteriosclerosis. Flavonoids aid in lowering blood pressure and increase blood flow. According to Japan’s “Longevity” magazine, drinking persimmon leaf tea and prevent melanoma. These health benefits generate anti-cancer and anti-influenza virus interferons.

After 20 years of continuous research and development, The T & H USA Group, Inc. of United States licensing company has released their Guilin natural Yeh Ching Cha, persimmon leaf tea, has released their product to the public. This product can be consumed by men, women and children of 12 years or older without any side effects. Its long term consumption has shown to reduce high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, high blood lipids and fatty lipid cells.

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