Description: Luo Bu Ma is precious herb grown with in the vast pollution free Taklamakan Desert along the ancient silk road in china's remote xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region. The leaves are picked fresh, then roasted slowly to perfect the tea's favor. Luo Bu Ma was, up until recently, a folk mostly found and drunk as a healthy beverage tea in Inner Mongolia. However, recently, this tea has been found to lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol at the same time as raising high density (good) cholesterol, reduce edema due either to kidney or heart dysfunction, enhance immunity, and promote longevity. This tea is effective for hypercholesteremia and the prevention of atherosclerosis. Therefore, this tea is now often drunk both preventively and remedially by the middle-aged and elderly in China and Japan.
The leaves of the Apocynum Venetum plant seem to be high on flavonoids and quercetin variants, which have been found to help fight hypertension, anxiety and depression. Apart from that, Apocynum Venetum benefits are mainly derived from its active constituents among which are:
Apocynum Venetumhas a long history as a Chinese traditional medicine which has been used to soothe the nerves, calm the liver and dissipate heat. Modern pharmacological studies have also demonstrated that Apocynum Venetum possess a wide range of pharmacological activities. Due to the high levels of various flavonoid compounds present in the plant, it can also be used for the following:
* Cardiovascular Disease
* Help relax the blood vessels
* Help fight edema due to heart or kidney problems
* Help to detoxify the body
* Help fight complications due to diabetes
* Help combat insomnia, irritability, headaches, vertigo, dizziness and palpitations due to liver hyperactivity
* Assists in better blood flow to the kidney
* Lower blood Pressure
* Effective Anti-Depressant: Research on Apocynum Venetum has been conducted not only in western countries, but also in countries such as China, Japan and Korea, where the herb has been widely used both preventively and remedially by the middle-aged and elderly. The research which has been carried out so far, suggests that Apocynum Venetumdefinitely lowers blood pressure by increasing the amount of nitric oxide and thus causing vasodilatation.
Brewing Guide: Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1 teaspoon) for every 400 ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.