An Overview of Japanese Herbal Teas for Health and Beauty

japamese-woman-drinking-tea-1280.jpg The Japanese have a long history of consuming herbal teas for their pleasant flavor and useful properties

Herbal tea is an infusion made from leaves, roots, stems, twigs, barks, and sometimes even fruits of various plants. Herbal teas are generally considered safe because they are not concentrated. The Japanese have a long history of consuming herbal teas for their pleasant flavor and their benefits.

The following guides are for adults and should be taken as general starting points.

  • Drink up to three cups per day
  • Allow at least 4 hours between cups
  • Okay before, with, or after meals, unless otherwise noted
Clock dials showing 4 hours

Below are some of the different types of Japanese herbal teas and their benefits. It is important to note that different herbs have different properties. The information we provide is from reference sources, Japanese traditions, customs, and know-how. They are not substitutes for professional medical advice.

Loquat leaves


Heartleaf Dokudami


Burdock root




Pearl barley


Ginkgo leaves


Persimmon leaves



Black Soybeans


Mulberry Leaves


Kudzu Roots



Ganoderma Applanatum Mushroom


Red Perilla leaves


Artemisia Princeps (Yomogi) leaves


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