Solomon's Seal Tea/ Dungllae Tea 둥글레차
We all know the soulful comfort of an herbal tea, especially when temperatures quickly drop. The esteemed gentle herb Solomon’s Seal makes a wonderful tea that can benefit respiratory health, muscular-skeletal fitness, and feminine support, among other benefits.
How To Prepare Solomon's Seal Tea
Cultures worldwide have sipped this herbal tea, or infused it into water tonics, for thousands of years. Two ways to prepare your tea are to use the dried root, or to infuse a prepared tincture into your favorite herbal tea.
Place 7-15 Solomon’s Seal tincture drops into your favorite cup of herbal tea. Sip and enjoy (either hot or cold). Taste: Your tea will retain its herbal flavor and still provide the excellent benefits of the tincture.
Special Note: Do not use a Solomon’s Seal tincture made with a glycerin base, not alcohol. Reason? The medicinal benefits can only be extracted with alcohol. (Here is a good article to understand why) Additionally, use extreme caution if using Solomon’s Seal root or teas derived in Asia, including Korea, even if claimed organic. Unfortunately, there is corruption in certifications of organically grown herbs in China, and teas are known to have extensive powdered fillers added to the blend.
Health Benefits Of Solomon's Seal Tea
Let’s now look at why Solomon’s Seal makes an effective tea. After all, the rhizome/root (the polygonatum biflorum, multiflorum, odoratum, or siberian varieties) has been used globally for thousands of years. It can be created into a tincture, salve, or tea, each with restorative qualities. If you want to learn all about this esteemed herb, please visit our website
Solomon’s Seal is excellent for muscular-skeletal support (joint, bone, bursa, cartilage and tissue health). However, it has further health benefits that make it worth taking as a tea. It supports respiratory health and skin health. It is calming to the nerves. And women worldwide have found it quite beneficial for feminine issues and reproductive health. Following are common medical-herbal characterizations of remedies and medications that Solomon’s Seal fits into, including known historical uses of the plant’s rhizome.
Demulcent — Solomon’s Seal tea, in particular, makes the best use of the plant’s excellent demulcent qualities (also referred to as mucilaginous or muco-protective). Mucilage is a polysaccharide substance obtained from the roots or seeds of a plant. A mucilaginous or demulcent herb is viscous and gelatinous, and thus protective and soothing to the mucus membranes and other irritated or inflamed internal tissues of the body.
As a tea (demulcent), Solomon’s Seal may help to soothe irritation in the digestive tract, lungs, throat, and reproductive system. Its expectorant qualities also aid in loosening up coughs. Joint health may be supported by regulating fluidity within buffering membranes and cartilage.
Mild Sedative — Solomon’ Seal tea may help soothe and ease nervousness, distress, pain and discomfort. This is because of a key phytonutrient in the plant, allantoin, which is calming.
Tonic — Solomon’s Seal tea may aid in stimulating, invigorating, strengthening, and toning organs such as liver, GI tract, reproductive system. These are common benefits of herbal tonics.
Adaptogenic – Solomon’s Seal tea may act as a catalyst for supporting immune system health.
Diuretic – Solomon’s Seal tea, like many herbal teas, may mildly increase the secretion, flow, and expulsion of urine as a detoxifier.
Expectorant – Solomon’s Seal tea may promote the discharge of mucus and phlegm from the lungs and throat by means of spitting or coughing.
In summary, Solomon’s Seal has a rich worldwide history of use dating back thousands of years. It is a beautiful woodland plant that grows well in a garden. Because it is an excellent adaptogenic herb that stimulates and supports the immune system, Solomon’s Seal is a diverse, gentle and invaluable herb to have in the medicine cabinet.
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