The benefits of Needle Kuding Tea

Jul 28 08:16 2017 Karina Garcia Print This Article

 Needle kuding tea, is commonly known as 'bitter nail tea'. The leaves used to make this tea are from the evergreen Ilex Kuding cha plant which is grown in China. The long narrow leaves are twisted together to form distinctive long stick/spike-like shapes. Another distinctive feature, as its name implies, is its bitter taste. Though, some drinkers find that the bitterness is followed by a slightly sweet taste. 

1.Kuding Tea & Chinese Medicine

Given the rich history of this herb,Guest Posting we’ve looked into the health benefits of kuding. Medicinal practitioners might apply this herb when the following is observed:

  • Excessive heat
  • Headache
  • Red eyes
  • Tooth ache
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Acne

2.Kuding Cha & Folk Medicine

Among normal people, kuding is often consumed as a tea. The effect is therefore much lighter, and therefore is generally considered safe for long-term drinking without consulting a doctor. In addition, the after taste is more pleasant and often described as slightly sweet and refreshing.

Diabetes, Cholesterol & Blood Pressure

Kuding teacontains beneficial components including amino acids, polyphenols, flavonoids, zinc and several vitamins. As a folk medicine, kuding cha is know for the following saying (jiang san gao), which literally means ‘reduce three high’. This refers to the fact that this herb can help reduce high blood sugar (diabetes), high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Acne & Bad Breath

Besides, kuding’s anti-bacterial properties also makes it a popular and effective herb against acne and bad breath.


This herb can sometimes also help to improve fertility but this will depend on individual conditions. We can make general statements here. You should consult a local Chinese medicine doctor regarding this topic.

3.Kuding tea and weight loss

Some fans of extreme measures for weight loss believe that this type of tea can be quite a helper for losing some weight. It can certainly help to decrease the body weight and maintain a healthy weight once it has been achieved. Still, some people believe that it does not illuminate fat, but it helps illuminate the water weight in the body.

Unique feature of Kuding tea The experience of drinking the tea is somewhat unusual. The taste of the tea is a pure, distinctive bitter, which, at first, would seem to make it undesirable. But, there is also an underlying sweet taste, one which becomes pronounced once the bitter wears off, a moment after taking a sip of the tea. It doesnt take too long to become accustomed to the taste and then find it attractive, in much the same waythat coffee and other bitter drinks are desired. Besides, the bitterness of kuding tea leaves resists pests, which makes it a "green" herb free of contamination by pesticides.

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