Japanese consider this pleasant traditional tea an elixir of beauty, hormonal balance, and gynecological health.
Yomogi leaves contain an array of compounds with potent anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, and numerous other beneficial antioxidants (see references at the bottom of this page.)
❤ Boost skin's renewal cycle
❤ Alleviate inflammatory skin conditions
❤ Improve tone and diminish age spots
❤ Relieve cramps and irregular periods
❤ Guard against breast and cervical cancer
❤ Enhance hormonal balance and increase reproductive health
Invigorating, spring-like aroma. Easy to prepare.
Serve hot, cold or over ice.
Wild-Harvested • All-Natural
Pesticide-free. Freshly-picked sun-dried leaves, uncrushed for optimal quality.
Japanese have a love affair with yomogi. Besides making tea, they use it to make sweet mochi rice cakes (yomogi-mochi), to take baths (yomogi-yu), put it in soaps (yomogi-sekken) and steam it for making a sauna for ladies (yomogi-mushi.)
Cosmetic manufacturers use the extract of yomogi leaves in anti-aging and skin-beautifying formulations. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties of yomogi are subjects of intense scientific interest (see references below.)
Every May 5th, Japanese embark on the countryside to collect fresh shōbu irises and yomogi leaves in the 1,400-year-old tradition of kusuri-gari (medicine hunt.)
The tradition is rooted in Japan's Asuka period (538-710 AD) during the reign of Empress Suiko, Japan's first female monarch and an accomplished herbalist.
She designated May 5th to be the royal expedition day for collecting fresh irises and yomogi leaves and encouraged the public to visit the countryside to do the same.
How to Brew Yomogi Tea
Quick Brew Method
The following instructions are for making 4 cups (800 ml total.)
- Add 5 grams (2 heaping tablespoons) of yomogi leaves to a pot.
- Add 4 cups of near-boiling water.
- Brew for about 3 minutes.
- Strain and serve hot, cold or over ice.
Senjiru Brew Method
Senjiru is a traditional Japanese technique for yielding a deeper infusion.
- Pour a little more than 4 cups of cold water into a pot.
- Add 2 heaping tablespoons of yomogi leaves.
- Heat to a full, rolling boil.
- Turn heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Turn heat off and wait for 10 minutes.
- Strain and serve.
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- Induction of Apoptosis by Yomogin in Human Promyelocytic Leukemic HL-60 Cells -- Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Vol. 27 (2004) No. 7 P 1106-1111
- Synergistic induction of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3)- and all-trans-retinoic acid-induced differentiation of HL-60 leukemia cells by yomogin, a sesquiterpene lactone from Artemisia princeps -- Planta Medica. Volume 68, Issue 10, pp 886-890, Oct 2002
- Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), The Chronicles of Japan -- Scroll 22 (Empress Suiko), 19th year, fifth month.
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This is a lovely tea. It's mellow, but the flavor is excellent. Hard to describe. I enjoyed the ritual of making this tea very much. Every time I would make it, my husband would smell the fragrance in another room and ask for some. :)
I really like this tea. It has a herbal fresh taste and you sense it is doing you good as you drink it. And the amount is generous. The package arrived much sooner than i anticipated.
Lovely fragrant relaxing enjoyment
Love having this tea in the morning, it is nice and light. Wawaza even included a few gifts for me, which was super nice.
Delicious and Healthy , great for your skin. I love this company, all their products are top notch. Packaging is just beautiful, including the little gift they include. I enjoy this with the Detox tea.
This tea is delicious. It has a greeny-lemony taste, very fresh and reviving. Unusual but good. Healthful and enjoyable.