Did you know that kukicha tea, also known as bancha or twig tea actually alkalizes your body for better health and has the added bonus of beautifying your skin?
Kukicha is unique among green teas as it is not made from tea leaves, but from the stems and young twigs of the tree shrub Camellia sinensi. Great hot and cold, this is a super tea that has the ability to burn fat, lower cholesterol, reduce acidity and increase alkalinity to help your body ward off disease.
Kukicha is packed with vitamins and minerals which is why it has been used in traditional Japanese Yoga Therapy and Chinese medicine as a tea that assists with:
- High blood pressure
- Sluggish digestion
- Bladder infections
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Weight loss
A Japanese Yoga favourite, kukicha tea has more than twice the vitamin C of oranges and 6 times more calcium than cow’s milk. So instead of a glass of milk, try a cup of kukicha when thinking about building bone density!
Kukicha is high in:
- B vitamins
- Vitamin A
- Amino acids
Kukicha will help you shed fat and detoxify is especially effective as a weight loss aid because it stimulates the production of bile, enhancing digestion and making it easier for your body to digest fat. It may also help keep Type 2 diabetes away. Results from a recent study published in BMC Pharmacology indicate that green tea increases the rate of glucose metabolism and lowers blood sugar levels.
While kukicha tea has not been studied extensively in the West, substantial anecdotal evidence attests to its healing abilities. Rich in natural fluoride helps reduce plague and bacterial infection. Loaded with antioxidants, kukicha tea possesses detoxifying properties that help the liver and kidneys function at their optimum and remove unwanted wastes and by-products.
And don’t forget, you can also rejuvenate your skin because kukicha also contains a whole heap of catechins, potent antioxidants that stop harmful free radicals in their tracks before they can inflict damage on your cells and tissues.