Dokudami (Houttuynia cordata) is without a doubt one of the most highly regarded Japanese traditional herbal remedies.
Dokudami Cha (tea), made from its leaves, is consumed as general detox for ridding the body from ailments and harmful bacteria.
Dokudami (毒矯み) in Japanese means "poison-block". It is also known as Jūyaku (十薬, ten medicines) because of its varied benefits.
Easy to prepare and commonly served hot or cold.
This tea is prepared from freshly-picked leaves, which are not crushed, but cut in strips in traditional Japanese sun-giri (寸切り) style.
One sun is the Japanese unit of measure equal to the width of a person's thumb at the knuckle.
Crushed leaves are many times more prone to oxidation along their edges. Sun-giri ensures that the leaves are as close to their natural form as possible, at the same time minimizing oxygen exposure.
50 grams (1.8 oz) in resealable, moisture-proof bag.
Also available in 150 grams bulk pack.
Wild harvested in subtropical
Senjiru is a time-tested Japanese method for brewing herbal teas. It is used to yield the maximum goodness locked deep in the herb, and to deliver the optimum combination of aroma, flavor and color.
The following instructions are for making four 250 ml cups (1 liter).
☞ Always use fresh, good quality water (but not distilled.) If tap water, let it run cold for at least 10 seconds before using it.
☞ Always use a non-reactive kettle such as glass, stainless steel, enamel or cast iron (never aluminum!)
☞ Best not to use infusers or tea bags. Loose pieces move more freely and make better contact with water, allowing for richer extraction of goodness and flavor.
Pour a little more than 4 cups of cold water into a tea kettle.
Heat to a full, rolling boil.
Turn heat down, and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn heat off, and wait for about 10 minutes.
Strain and serve.
Houttuynia cordata Extract Improves Physical Endurance Performance by Regulating Endothelial Production of Nitric Oxide
Journal of Medicinal Food. Volume: 8 Issue 2: July 20, 2005
Immunomodulatory and anti-SARS activities of Houttuynia cordata
International Society for Ethnopharmacology. 2008 Jun 19;118(1):79-85
Water Extract of Houttuynia cordata Thunb. Leaves Exerts Anti-Obesity Effects by Inhibiting Fatty Acid and Glycerol Absorption
Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. Vol. 56 (2010) No. 2 P 150-156
Houttuynia cordata Improves Cognitive Deficits in Cholinergic Dysfunction Alzheimer's Disease-Like Models
Biomolecules & Therapeutics. 2014 May; 22(3):176-83.
Anti-Herpes Simplex Virus Activity of Bidens pilosa and Houttuynia cordata
American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Volume 31, Issue 03, 2003
Virucidal effects of the steam distillate from Houttuynia cordata and its components on HSV-1, influenza virus, and HIV
Planta Medica. 1995 Jun; 61(3):237-41.
Biological and antibacterial activities of the natural herb Houttuynia cordata water extract...
Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Vol. 31 (2008) No. 11 P 2012-2017
Nicotine detoxification of...Houttuynia cordata by reducing reactive oxygen species and inducing conversion from nicotine to cotinine
Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry. August 2014, V 57, Issue 4, pp 503-509
Antioxidative effects of polyphenols in leaves of Houttuynia cordata..
Journal of Medicinal Food. July 2005, 8(2): 266-268.
Posted by Ivanka on 12th Jun 2013
Love this stuff, I drink this and the yomogi tea, this works great as a detox for my system, I always feel somewhat better after drinking it.. Love that there are so many herbs in it = many benefits. ;)
Posted by Samuel from Ringwood, Australia on 17th May 2012
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