It has been known for centuries that tea carries health benefits. Jasmine tea has antiseptic properties. Chamomile is great for diabetes control. Du’s tea said to be one of these healthy teas.
So what is Du’s tea? Is it a brand? A flavor? Where can you find it and what is Du’s tea used for? Read on to find out everything you’ll need to know about Du’s tea.
What is Du’s Tree?
Du’s tree is short for Du Zhong, a plant that grows wild in China. The tree is native to the area, and its bark and leaves have been used for centuries in homeopathic medicine.
Du’s tree is one of the “50 fundamental herbs” in Chinese herbology, and has been traditionally used to aid in:
- Weight loss
- Circulatory health
- Urinary tract health
- Adrenal function
- Central nervous system health
- Endocrine system health
It’s got some other interesting benefits, as well. While it’s primarily used for liver and kidney health, the Du’s tree can also be used to treat erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure and even problems in pregnancy.
Of course, none of this has been evaluated by the FDA. The plant has traditional use, and there have been no conclusive scientific studies.
What is Du’s Tea?
Before you look on Amazon or your local health food store to Du’s tree, understand where the Du’s tree comes from. The tree itself is nearly threatened where it grows in the wild. It is, however, cultivated in China for medicinal use.
Look at the packaging on your Du’s tea before you buy it. Because the tree itself is threatened, it’s not largely available to manufacturers. Find out exactly what is in that product listed as Du’s tea before you take a sip. There’s a good chance it’s not a derivative of the Du’s tree.
That said, if you can find a quality Du’s tea, imported from one of the few gardens in China, you may have found an effective way to lower your blood pressure and your cholesterol and protect your liver and kidneys.
While the plant has been used in China for centuries, it’s not widely available here, nor has it been evaluated. It’s for that reason that it’s unclear whether the effects of the Du’s tea available on UK and US shelves are true or placebo effects.
Should You Try Du’s Tea?
Before you try any health tea to treat or prevent a condition, talk to your doctor. Du’s tea, or any other, could interact with your current blood pressure or other medications.
No tea will be a “cure all” for your illnesses. There are teas which have been shown to be beneficial to your health, though. Some green teas, jasmine tea and dandelion tea are just a few.
In short, if you’re thinking of buying Du’s tea for your health problems, use caution. The product you’re buying likely isn’t from the Du’s plant. And there are much more practical, transparent alternatives available.