Xia Ku Cao (Selfheal Spike, Prunella)
This herb has long been used in Chinese Medicine to for it’s cooling properties. It is often drank as a home remedy for headache, eye ache and liver inflammation.
It is also prepared in summer as a tea that has cooling affects on the body. So we’ve decided to call it our Super Cooling Tea. Who wants to be super cool?
In stronger doses, it is often included in Chinese medicinal formulas to treat hypertension, tuberculosis, mastitis and hepatitis. It contains many active components that have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-tumor, hepato-protective, and anti-HIV properties¹.
As it has a strong affect of cooling the digestive system, it should be avoided for people with weak digestion or chronic diarrhoea.
Super Cooling Tea ingredients & recipe available in store at Freedom Chinese Medicine for $4.50 (3 serves per bag)
We use quality ingredients for you & packaging with the planet in mind. We package our Medicinal Tea Range in brown paper bags made in Australia from recycled paper and lined with 100% compostable corn based film.
Contact us on 9486 5966 if you’d like us to put some aside for you.
1. (*M.E. Alvarez, A.E. Rotelli, L.E. Pelzer, J.R. Saad, O. Giordano, Il. Farmaco 55 (2000) pp502.)