Sassafras tea, is a tea which natively live in north America and eastern Asia. Indonesian people might be familiar about Javanese tea or earl grey or even green tea more than sassafras tea. So, what is sassafras tea? How its look like? What benefits for you to use it as regular drinking menus?
19 Proven Health Benefits of Drinking Sassafras Tea
Sassafras tea leaves does not look like another tea leaves. It is much bigger with three flaws shapes. Sassafras tea belongs to lauraceae family and the tree itself grows 9 up to 35 meter tall. It is obviously different from another kind of tea trees that you ever seen.
But, just like another tea plants, sassafras trees does have a nice fragrant and smell. They only lived in high rainfall and humid climates. So, sometimes you might only see it in a high ground or mountains, or hills with cold temperature. And this time, we are going to talk about the health benefit of the mostly loved tea, especially sassafras tea, including its nutrition facts, cautions and recommendation in drinking sassafras tea.
Nutrition from drinking sassafras tea
Almost every kind of tea knows to have a high antioxidant contains, but, is it true even for sassafras tea? And how does it work?
Some people might be enjoying their tea time with any sweet side dishes, or when the weather getting too hot, ice tea would be the best cure to refresh your body. But actually, this is bad for your health. Because, when the weather is hot, drinking something cold is just another way to lost body temperature, which is risen to protecting yourself from the temperature surround you by distribute evenly your body temp and the environment temperature. If your body temp getting low from eating ice tea or another cold drink, the balance temp of your body and surrounding will be destroyed. And it is bad for your health.
So, here are some nutrients and the other beneficial substances contained in sassafras tea. In every 1 tea spoon of sassafras tea contains:
- 1 of calories
- 3 grams of sodium
- 3 grams of total carbohydrate
Based on the fact that sassafras tea has a lot of beneficial substances in it, we should believe that it has many benefits for health. These are the health benefits of drinking sassafras tea:
1. Maintains your liver health
Sassafras tea does not only has its cleans flavor, but it is also cleans your body and maintains your liver health by protecting and balancing your hormones, stimulate your liver.
2. Hangover Drink
May be, it is just not only sassafras tea that refresh your mind from hangover, any other kind of tea is work. But some kind of tea does have a sour taste, too sour that might hurt your lung. Sassafras tea is good for hangover. Also read about Health Benefits of Drinking Kashmiri
3. Anticoagulant and Blood Purifier
Anticoagulant is known as blood thinners, it is a chemical substance that prevents or reduces coagulation of blood, prolonging the clotting time of blood. Drinking sassafras tea will purify your blood and an anticoagulant.
4. High Blood Pressure Prevention
Sassafras tea does clean your body, taking out toxin inside your body and strengthening your immune system. With this, your blood pressure will be maintained also. Also read about Health Benefits of Navajo Tea
5. Treating Cold, fever, and Flu
Within sassafras tea contains a diuretic property which is benefits for promoting sweat. For fever and cold or flu, sweating is one clue that patient has overcome its damaged point.
When cold patient has already sweating it means that the body’s toxin has been removed. And sweat is the form of liquid that contained with toxin to flow out from the body. Also read about Health Benefits of Cinnamon and Ginger Tea
6. Maintain Digestive system
Human digestive system does need cleanser to remove unhealthy fat which is sticks in your gut and cannot be removed by water only. You need sassafras tea to cleans your gut and maintain a healthy digestive system.
It is also known, that drinking sassafras tea can cure gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea, constipation by making our digestive system for always hydrated, and protect it from harmful agent.
7. Fight Eczema and Skin Irritation
Bug bites might cause irritation and skins problem, sassafras tea helps the wound to heal faster. Another reason is that, sassafras tea contains strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties that kills virus and bacteria for your irritation. Also read about Health Benefits of Apple And Cinnamon Tea
8. Reduce Insomnia and Anxiety
Sassafras tea does not contains any caffeine, so it is the best remedy for anyone who loves tea without being worry about its caffeine contains. That’s safe and work to relieve anxiety and help you to sleep well.
Sassafras Tea for Body
Here are more health benefits of drinking Sassafras Tea:
- Boosts Your Energy
- Stress Reliever
- Dental Care
- Reduce and prevent crams during Menstruation
- Toxin Remover
- Pain Relieves
- Improves Vitality for Men
- Alleviate Bronchitis
- Sprain Treatment
- Alternative Cancer Treatment
- Anti inflammation
Thus, there are many health benefits of drinking Sassafras Tea for you. Also read about Health Benefits of Formosa Oolong Tea
Cautions in Drinking Sassafras Tea
Some of sassafras tea benefits might be not act as it is. Some of it might even be a dangerous side effect in certain conditions.
Here are some of side effects that you might have to be conscious of when drinking sassafras tea, please consult your doctor if you think that the side effect gone worst :
Sassafras tea does sweat you. But in some cases, this might be dangerous if you already have another symptom that contraindicative with sassafras tea. It just going to make your condition worst.
- High blood pressure
Sassafras tea does effects your neural system to make it soother. It is relax you, but in the other side, it is also, for some extend, promote your hallucination mind. Please use sassafras only in the safe dose, do not take it as drugs because it is not.
- Pregnant and breast feeding women so does children, should avoid drinking sassafras tea. Because, it has quiet strong effect other than normal tea does. You might also read Health Benefits of Raspberry Tea as a pregnancy supplement to see another kind of tea, which is benefits for pregnant and breast feeding women.
People said that sassafras tea taste like soft drink. It has an unique taste that totally dissimilar to another kind of tea. Besides, sassafras tea does taste like beer or root beer with addition of herbal and medical taste.