Herbal Medicine: Senior Project
by Jamison R. Tyson
Gotu Kola Green Tea
Hello and welcome to my Tackk.com webpage! This webpage will explain the procedures and supplies needed. This webpage will also explain why and how these herbs are used. The main purpose for this product is to use herbs to improve a person's overall health.
Green tea is origin can be found in middle Asia, and has been used for several centuries. Green tea in it self is a perfect drink to have. Just green tea itself is very healthy for everyone. The antioxidants in green tea is perfect for cleaning out your body of toxins and flushing it down the drain. Literally! But it doesn't stop there, green tea, in several studies, has been proven to reduce high blood pressure, decrease chances of heart disease, protects from infections, very effect antibiotic, and helps with the prevention of tumor/cancer cell growth.
Brain food! Better known as Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola is a herb that has originated from the southeastern coast of India. This herb is used for many treatments of blood circulation, increase in concentration, and help with nerve disorders, which include epilepsy, memory loss and schizophrenia. Many physicians and herbalist that prescribe herbal treatment use this herb to treat fever, bronchitis, asthma, headaches, stomach pains, gastric and duodenal ulcers, helping with colds and flus, in some cases treating gonorrhea, serious skin disorders, stimulate immune system, speed the process of healing wounds, and brain fatigue. This herb acts like a blood purifier which helps with muscle cramps. Also there has been some cases of using Gotu Kola creams for removing age spots. Gotu Kola is considered "Brain Food" because of the enhancing of memory and energy.
Lets get started!
You first start off with your supplies: Gotu Kola, Green Tea, Kettle (additional pot is optional), honey (natural sweetener), and a cup strainer.
Next you take your pot and pour water into it. Setting it on the stove on high for the water to boil quickly. You can also do this slowly by setting it on low heat. It does not matter. While the water is boiling in your pot, begin by putting 2 tsp of your herbs. In this case Gotu Kola and Green Tea. In the old tradition of herbal tea making, 1 tsp for the pot, the amount of people that are there to drink it is however many tea spoons you put. So if you had a party of 4 people, you would put 5 tsp of your herbs in the kettle.
Once the water is boiling, turn off the stove, open the lid of the kettle and begin to pour the water from the pot in the kettle. Once all of the water is poured, put the kettle lid back on and let the herbs steep for 2-5minutes.
The longer the herbs steep, the bitter and stronger the tea will be. But the recommended time to let herbs steep is 2-5 minutes. After this time has passed, you take your kettle and cup strainer, place the strainer on top of the cup and begin to pour.
Once strained, you now have your herbal tea! Most herbal teas are naturally bitter. So using natural sweeteners such as honey in this case helps out a lot with taste. 4tsp are required for this particular tea.
When the tea has been over steeped, the tea gains a darker color and the bitterness increases.
Both my grandparents agree that the tea is delicious once you add honey to it.
These herbs were purchased at the Remedy This Naturally store right here in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. These herbs are cheap and very effective uses in medical use. They also have knowledge of herbs and knowing ways of making the herbs very effective.
There was no way of determining short term or long term effects of this drink on overall health due to drinking only small portions of the tea because of not wanting health complications to occur to my grandparents because of the vitamin K in Gotu Kola. Also deciding on the many herbs was a challenge in it self to making something that is to be strickly overall health.