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The Benefits of Calea Zacatechichi Tea

The dusty savannahs and canyons that stretch between Mexico and Costa Rica are the breeding grounds for calea zacatechichi, a unique plant in the asteraceae family, related to daisies, sunflowers, asters and dandelions. Its botanical name, zacatechichi, comes from the Nahuatl word for ‘bitter grass’, indicating its long relationship with the native peoples of Mexico and Central America. For countless generations, calea zacatechichi has been used as a medicinal herb, its leaves either smoked or brewed into an herbal tea. It is best known by the nickname ‘dream herb’, as it is believed to induce sleep and enable lucid dreaming. Many generations of natives used the her for divinations due to this ability. Yet calea zacatechichi also offers a number of other benefits, and locals still use the herb today as a remedy for fever, digestive health and asthma.

Reduces Fever

Apart from promoting relaxation and sleep, one of the properties identified in calea zacatechichi tea is an antipyretic effect. This means it is a substance that is capable of reducing or regulating a fever. Mexicans and several native Central American cultures use the tea for this purpose during illness to naturally reduce fevers and keep them from reaching dangerous levels. Studies on this herb are limited, and it is not yet known how calea zacatechichi achieves this effect.

Mexican dream herb

Promotes Healthy Digestion

One benefit of calea zacatechichi tea is its positive effect on digestion. In Mexico, the plant has been used for centuries to improve appetite and support healthy digestion. It is a common herbal remedy for various digestive disorders, and has been used to alleviate symptoms such as diarrhea and ‘cold stomach’, a less common side effect of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Calea zacatechichi tea may also be used as a natural laxative. This tea is also somewhat bitter, which is known to facilitate smooth digestion.

Effective Against Dysentery

The effects offered by calea zacatechichi tea make it a useful natural supplement for dealing with dysentery. Alongside its abilities to reduce fever, which is a common effect of dysentery, calea zacatechichi tea offers important digestive effects that can also help to manage the symptoms. Its ability to reduce the frequency of diarrhea, one of the primary symptoms of dysentery, is especially useful, and by promoting rest, it may also help the body to recuperate more quickly from its effects. Calea zacatechichi tea has also potent anti-inflammatory effects; as dysentery is an inflammatory condition, this property is highly important in combatting dysentery.

Dream Herb Tea

Preparation:  Preparing a cup of calea zacatechichi tea is a simple process. Place one teabag in hot water and allow steeping for 3-5 minutes, or until it has achieved desired strength. Lemon juice is sometimes added for flavoring and for its antioxidant effects; honey and sugar may also be used if desired. It is advised that this tea be taken on an empty stomach due to its tendency to induce nausea, and is also believed to work more effectively on an empty stomach. Mothers who are pregnant or nursing and individuals who are on prescription medication are strongly advised to consult with a doctor before consuming calea zacatechichi tea.

Calea zacatechichi tea proves to be a unique herbal remedy that may prove to be a unique natural alternative for those with an adventurous tea sense. If you are interested in trying calea zacatechichi tea, you may find it difficult to obtain through local retail. Fortunately, it may be easily acquired from an online vendor. Choosing an online vendor for your dietary supplements is an important decision, and it can be difficult to find a company that values both high quality products and excellent customer service. Buddha Teas meets both of these standards and more. Their commitment to providing quality products in responsible and ethical ways, using bleach-free tea bags and recycled materials, allows them to enrich your health as well as our environment. With their dedication to you on an individual level as well as the global community, Buddha Teas proves itself to be a dependable company that will surely meet your needs. We hope this article has helped to inform you of the benefits offered by calea zacatechichi tea. If you should like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions.