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19 July 2010 @ 10:31 pm
Medical Properties of Puer Tea  

After drinking Puer Tea for more than ten years, I have found out that Puer tea do have some medical properties are able cure some common illnes like flu to reduction of clorestrol. 
Not too sure if my understandings are correct but would like anyone form this community to advise. and comments on these common beliefs

Below are some of my understanding and beliefs.

  1.   Drinking cook puer tea could reduce/ disperse phelgm and flu. The older the tea the more effective to the illness( this understanding was found out by another tea drinking buddy of mine )
  2. Drinking young raw Puer tea could reduce cholesterol ( one must daily drink for at least 3 months to be effective ) 
  3. Drinking purple Puer tea leaves could reduce glucose level  in the blood stream. ( I have found out this understanding through a documentary program regarding Puer tea  and had personally tried this type of tea and found out that it is effective only after drinking this type of tea.
  4. Effectively reducing Hyper tension  by drinking raw or cook puer tea continuously for two weeks .
  5. Effectively reducing the waistline by drinking raw puer tea.
  6. Have  anti septic properties by washing tea liquor on open wounds.
  7. Drinking puer tea are able to clean and clear liver fats. I personally found out this understanding as my yearly check up had indicated that my liver condition had got better from year to year without any medication.
  8. Be able liquidfy the blood density or to reduce the acidity in the body. This was proven that Puer tea are alkaline in nature and are able to neutralise the acidity level in the body.
  9. Be able to minimise certain cancer cells from developing in the body . There are many reports in this belief.
  10. The antioxidant in the Puer tea are able to activate the brains cells. Therefore some people are not able to sleep after drinking puer tea at nite.      
Not sure if my above beliefs are true but would like to welcome some confirmation and comments
 
 
 
iguanaheyiguanahey on August 25th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Some of the claims seem a little questionable, such as antioxidants activating brain cells (antioxidants capture free radicals in cells which reduces cellular damage, but this doesn't stimulate neurotransmitters in any way), but others are pretty well confirmed in scientific studies. There's a lot of good research on pu-erh out there that can be found through Google Scholar.

The most verified claim seems to be pu-erhs ability to reduce cholesterol and break up fats in the GI system. I can verify that personally as well: my wife's LDL cholesterol dropped 25 points the first month we drank pu-erh every day (ripened pu-erh, not aged).

We now drink a lot more aged and raw pu-erh, but the effects seem similar. Still, it's nice to think the aged stuff is more effective, whether it actually is or not -- it gives one a good excuse to spend the extra money on aged pu-erh!

I'd be cautious putting pu-erh on open wounds. While hot water may be anti-septic, pu-erh's microbiotic fungi could be dangerous in a wound. Pu-erh has a surprising amount of live microbiotics; try putting spent pu-erh leaves in your potted plant soil and notice that they quickly mold, whereas other tea leaves just tend to decompose cleanly.
jackpong2jackpong2 on August 27th, 2010 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank You for your valuable comments. It seems that drinking Puer not only to appreciate cup of smooth tea but it could also helps us to reduce cholestrol.

There is also one side effects after drinking puer tea is that one will feel hungry after a few cups. Does that mean that Puer tea also helps the disgestive system.

Not sure if you do have comes across the same effect.
iguanaheyiguanahey on August 27th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's interesting that you mention feeling hungry after a few cups. I drink a lot of pu-erh immediately after meals as it helps with digestion (it's often served after dim sum), so I'm already full when I drink it.

When I drink pu-erh between meals it's usually the high-end aged pu-erhs, so they are sipped slowly and savored. I haven't noticed any increased hunger when drinking these, but I'll look for that feeling next time. It gives me an excuse to take out some of the good pu-erh from our stash of aging cakes!
jackpong2jackpong2 on August 30th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
Actually, drinking young raw pu-er is the most effective if you would like to have the hungry feeling.
It seems that you have lots of aged pu-er which is wonderful.

Since you have been drinking puer for quite sometime , Have you comes across of being feeling dizziness or tipsy after some overdose of pu-er.

Some have told me that it is due to the low level of glucose level in the blood stream.

Therefore that it actually help diabetic patient to reduce its sugar level if puer are consume regularly.

In fact, there was a remedy which I am now practicing and consuming to reduce the glucose level and a remedy for gout disease.

This is a really effective, just boiled mix green papaya cubes in hot water and use the hot water to simmer the ordinary green tea ( Pu er tea)like the usual process of making a pot of tea , my cousin brother tried and found it very effective. I have also shared with a friend with gout to try this (his "toe joints" started to deform), after a week of drinking this formula there is significant improvement, after two weeks the toe joints heal and revert to normal state. It is almost three years now, the joint pain is gone, but he maintain the intake between 1-3 times monthly to avoid relapse.

Many people in Taiwan had tried this remedy and confess that it works. Actually this remedy key point is the green papaya enzymes

I had only tried for two days, therefore I have yet to feel the effect.

Will surely update on the result all after trying for a week.

Thanks
iguanaheyiguanahey on August 31st, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
I've definitely noticed the effects of a reduced glucose level, particularly after sampling teas for 4-5 hours during a tea shopping trip. An alternative that reduces glucose level with much smaller quantities is tea made from burdock root -- my wife is predisposed to diabetes so we drink this from time to time if our sugar intake has been too high.

The mix of green papaya and tea is one concoction I hadn't heard of before! I'll have to keep my eye out for good papaya (rare here in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state) and serve it to one of our friends with problems similar to gout. Thanks for the idea!
jackpong2jackpong2 on September 3rd, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
You are most welcome on the papaya remedy. It is a pity that you may have difficulties in obtaining the green papaya in US.

Please do try if your have the chance as it is proven that the remedy works. Please note that this papaya remedy was founded by on the Taiwan.

PLease look into this link for futher information
http://www.yousaytoo.com/green-papaya-cubes-with-green-tea-effective/317393

Hopefully your friends abkle to benefit from the remedy.

Thanks
wantalk on November 1st, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
I had started taken this remedy for the past half month but nothing had happen and I still having this gout attacked frequently. As for me I had mild gout attack every now and then almost once everyweek. I would say not the severe type until you cannot walk. I check my uric acid quarterly and I will monitor further to justify this claim.
My method of brewing this drink is cutting the green papaya into cube after removing it seed but I never peel off it's skin. Boil the water in sauce pan with Lid until boiling and then put in green papaya and green tea together. Lower down the fire to simmering for any 2 minutes and putoff the fire and let it absorb the mixture for another half hour before drinking. Pls comment and advise. Thank
jackpong2jackpong2 on November 1st, 2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
sorry to hear that the remedy does not work for you.
However, I do not remove the seeds when I boil the papaya and I use pot instead of a sauce pan. I think you should boil the papaya first more longer for at least for about five to ten minutes. Put the fire out before putting in the tea leaves and let the mixture simmer for two to three minutes before drinking.
My colleague had actually tried the same remedy for her husband who also have gout.
Her husband had tried for a week and it seems that his condition actually improves although it may not be a very significant improvements.
Again will updated you all from time to time.

Kindly do keep us updated on your condition as we do need to know if your condition does actually improves after taking the remedy.
wantalk on November 2nd, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
Thk Jack may I know how often they drink the tea. As for me i only drink one alternate day because i'm afraid that it may has side effect if you drink everyday. What kind of green papaya do we buy and do we need to peel the skin.
jackpong2jackpong2 on November 4th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: Tea and green papaya could also cure gout.
I think drinking on alternate days should be sufficient however, kindly do seek the Doctor advise if your condition does not improves. Some of my friends does drink this remedy everyday for a period time( two weeks ) and does not have any side effects as this remedy is purely natural.

No, you dont need to peel the skin in fact the skin is the important part of this remedy
Do only use green papayas and ripe ones does not have the same effect. Any type of papayas will do as long as they are green.

Good luck and take care .
Linda Louiellouie on September 22nd, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
That is true. When I drink Pu-erh (raw or ripe) for a period of time, I find myself very hungry. That's why whenever I have tea tasting sessions, I provide wheat crackers for people who may be hungry.
walt_park on August 31st, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
My cholesterol is unusually low... and considering the junk I eat I have no business having low hdl, or ldl. I'm not usually one to buy into "natural" or homeopathics, but I really have no other explanation for it. Genetic disposition should put my cholesterol higher than average, so the tea is really the only thing I can think of.
iguanaheyiguanahey on August 31st, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I don't buy into the many claims of medicinal benefits of tea that you see everywhere in advertising. I ignore all the hyped claims that tea does everything but reinstall Windows on your PC for you, and instead I like to use Google Scholar to look up the actual research papers.

There's a lot of good research done on pu-erh and cholesterol (mostly by French and Chinese universities) and the general scientific consensus is that there's a clear link to pu-erh (and to a lesser degrees many other types of tea) and a reduction in LDL cholesterol.
jackpong2jackpong2 on September 7th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you for your input.
Below are the link that drinking Black tea ( Ripe puer is black tea and raw puer is green tea.) Below are some links for self explanatory
http://www.allbusiness.com/manufacturing/food-manufacturing-food-coffee-tea/3978578-1.html,
http://www.learn-about-tea.com/pu-erh-tea.html

Hopefully, you could also reap other benefits form drinking Puer tea as well.
Linda Louiellouie on September 22nd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
A study entitled "Pu-erh tea aqueous extracts lower atherosclerotic risk factors in a rat Hyperlipidemia model" was published last year in the Experimental Gerontology, showing promising results of health benefits of Pu-erh tea, particularly ripe Pu-erh. You may see the abstrast by searching Experimental Gerontology 44 (2009) 434-439. If anyone who wants the entire study, you can e-mail me at contactus@banateacompany.com
There have been many studies done on the medicinal properties of Pu-erh tea. Unfortunately, there are not enough longitudinal clinical studies done involving human subjects. Until then, it is my opinion that the health benefits of Pu-erh will not gain much attention.
ext_255588 on September 13th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
Could be something to the notion of boosting the immunity. I drink a lot of both cooked and raw, and I often wonder where the annual cold or flu has gone.
jackpong2jackpong2 on September 22nd, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
In my personal view, I believe that after drinking puer for a period of time. The tea had sort cleanse up the body system ( practically the blood system)which will boost up the immunity of the body system. Just like the detoxification process that many ppl are going through in the world.

Try this experiment and you will experience how effective how PUER could cleanse your system.

Drink or eat any any scented food or liquid like beer ot coffee, half an hour before a tea drinking session. The minute you next visit to the toilet you could smell that the material that you have just eaten /drank a while ago.

Thats my 2cents comments
ext_255588 on September 24th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Something else beneficial is the inhalation of steam that's part of the tasting process. I have a lot of probs with clogged nasal passages, which the steam helps to alleviate. Also, my enthusiasm for puerh has forced me to take more action to keep my nasal passages clear. I want to smell that stuff!

Today my sense of smell returned so I can enjoy MH Springtime Water, an outstanding cheapie from '08 with a frisky vervain aroma. I envy people who can smell well all the time...but I suppose I'd never stop slurping pu if I had perfect smell.Maybe God knows me too well to let me have that!
Alexander Cazort Zorach: littlecazort on November 8th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I'm skeptical of any health claims that are given without reference to an authoritative source. Although I like to base my impressions on more than just science (I think traditional medicine warrants mention even if there have been no studies on a particular remedy), I give unsourced claims absolutely no credibility...there's too much of an economic incentive to exaggerate or even make up claims of the health benefits of a particular type of tea (or any product for that matter).

I've done a lot of research on Pu-erh, and I've been collecting this info on a page on Pu-erh on RateTea.net. I have found some evidence suggesting (not firmly establishing) the cholesterol-lowering properties of Pu-erh; however, there's also evidence that other types of tea (green, black, etc.) also have similar properties, and I've found no evidence that Pu-erh is in any way unique or special, in this way, or in any other health-related way.

It seems plausible that, due to the active bacterial and mold cultures, there might be some different health benefits or properties that are discovered at some point. But right now, I don't think there's enough evidence of such properties to warrant making any of these claims.

That said, I love Pu-erh and I think it's delicious and is also extraordinarily complex... =) Drink it for the aroma and flavor!
tommycruises: pic#119976872tommy50702 on February 6th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)
Tea contains caffeine which has both good and bad qualities. It can help with short term memory, and with athletic performance, but can also contribute to insomnia, as well as lead to mild addiction and withdrawal symptoms.
Farina Badli on November 18th, 2016 07:18 pm (UTC)
Menstrual getting bad after drnk pu erh tea
Hi,
From what i read pu erh is good ... but unfortunately after i drank riped pu erh tea (red) i have my period. But heavy flow. My blood come out like a clotted blood (like a small piece of meat) come out. Today is my 9th day... but there is no sign mt period is going to stop.
Shud i continue or stop drink pu erh tea or it happen maybe to clean up my body system?
Need advise please ...
Asiya PalolemAsiya Palolem on December 4th, 2016 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: Menstrual getting bad after drnk pu erh tea
as it is known, periods are a way of cleansing the body too. so if ur having heavy periods, it's actually a good sign. it's only for some time, until ur body decides it's cleansed enough. :))) i kinda had the same experience, and i feel so much healthier now.