Loquat Leaf to Regulate Blood Pressure, Remove Uric Acid, Produce Insulin and Cleanse Your Kidneys
This is probably a new one for many of you. The loquat leaf offers several health benefits ranging from lowering your blood pressure to cleansing your kidneys to functioning as an expectorant for coughs.
It also works wonders as a natural detoxifier by acting as a mucolytic agent when you get sick. This means it can help dissolve the mucus that attaches itself to toxins (your body’s way of detoxing bad stuff).
Loquat leaf has antioxidants that help fight all kinds of disease and strengthen the immune system.
Something truly unique to these leaves is that they have tormentic acid, which is a somewhat rare compound that boosts insulin production and offers some relief to those suffering from diabetes.
Drinking loquat tea can help keep your blood sugar down to a low roar according to a scientific study by the Journal of Pharmacy and BioAllied Sciences.
The compounds in the loquat leaves seem to have it out for leukemia cells. They kill them things off like a John Rambo movie. Like most things in the world of cancer research, the scientists don’t know the precise mechanism behind how loquat tea protects against cancer. What they do know is the data is strong.
Their best guess is that it somehow targets the “power generator” of the cancer cell so that it can’t make any more energy and eventually dies.
There are also studies that show promise with fighting breast cancer as well.
How to Make Loquat Tea
- 4-inch loquat leaves
- filtered water
Personally, I like to scrape off the furry stuff from leaves.
Mince the leaves and put them in 2 cups of boiling water.
Lower the temp and let it simmer for about 12 minutes.
Take off the stove and let the tea steep for 8 minutes.
Get a strainer and pour the tea into a cup for serving.
Conflict with Some Medications
If you are taking any kind of medication please consult your doctor first before consuming loquat tea. The reason is that the leaves have bioactive compounds that can interact with certain meds. There are specific cases of it interacting with cholesterol-lowering medications as reported in the Journal Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.