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Sambong Tea Nutrition Benefits

Posted on September 14, 2013 | 1 Comment on Sambong Tea Nutrition Benefits

Sambong is widely considered as a natural drug similar to marijuana. It is a tropical plant found in tropical countries especially in South-East Asia. Generally considered a weed, the plant hardly required nurturing and is characterized by a scent and taste like camphor, which had been used for cleansing the kidneys.

The sambong tea which is derived mainly from extracts of its leaves by boiling is commonly used for managing and treating kidney stones as well as high blood pressure. It is also anti-diarrheal and anti-spasmodic as well as urinary tract bacterial infections.

The sambong tea is diuretic. By inducing urination, it helps flush out sodium and other toxic elements or fluids in the body. As diuretic, it prevents fluid retention. Because it helps in eliminating excessive sodium or salt in the blood, the sambong team helps lower blood pressure to address hypertension. Sodium from the blood is one of the main culprits for hypertension. Moreover, some experts and users suggests that the tea also helps in eliminating cholesterol in the body.

Sambong tea is also used in the Philippine National Kidney and Transplant Institute for patients with renal (kidney) issues. While some healers used sambong tea for dissolving kidney stones, some doctors recommend the use of the tea for people who are at risk of having a dialysis of kidney transplant.

The Sambong leaves used as tea is also considered is an expectorant, for relieving cough. The tea helps in melting or loosening mucus and phlegm for curing a sore throat. Thus, it is also believed to help people get relief from the typical cold and fever. The sambong tea is also used by people suffering from stomach problems such as stomach pain, indigestion, spasm and diarhea. It may also function as an analgesic especially for relieving tooth or gum pain following a dental procedure. As an Anti-oxidant,
Sambong tea has flavonoids, which help protect the body free radicals.

In spite of these medicinal benefits, sambong tea is not advisable for lactating or breast-feeding mothers. It is also important to test the tea first because it can cause allergic response like itching and skin irritation. Some people also use the plant as a drug for its hallugenic effect.

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  1. josephine guinang Reply
    14/11/02

    tips to minimize and abolish dialysis

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