Box Berry, Bay Berry, Box Myrtle or Myrica Nagi grows in Asia and is exported from India as a very healing herb.
Growth – Growing as small tree that is 20 feet tall… the tree looks a lot like a bay tree but with red berries, and the leaves have great healing abilities. The tree grows in tropical climates and flourishes with lots of water… and grows in the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal in the low hills and is exported by both countries.
Parts Used – The leaves, stems, roots, and the berries all have healing abilities and powerful antioxidant compounds and saponins.
Inflammation – Studies in India show that Box Berry leaves contain lots of great saponins and flavonoids that have powerful anti-inflammatory abilities. Studies with rats with inflammation show that Box Berry can calm inflammation, swelling, tenderness, pain, and redness.
Ayurveda – In Ayurvedic or the tradition of healing in India… Box Berry leaf tea has been used for hundreds of years for treating inflammation. Box Berry has a pungent fragrant flavor and is important for getting rid of vata and kapha dosas… and brings about heat thus bringing more pita into the body.
Astringent – Box Berry leaf tea is very astringent and thus has the ability to heal inflamed mucus membranes… and also help with diarrhea.
Fevers – Box Berry leaf tea is a very important herb for lowering fevers associated with colds and flues.
Hemorrhage – Box Berry leaf tea is one of the few herbs that work well for internal bleeding.
GI Tract – Box Berry leaf tea is very soothing to the GI tract, stops diarrhea, and soothes away irritation.
Lungs – Box Berry leaf tea also helps to heal away asthma, bronchitis, and other ailments caused by inflammation.
Vaginal Discharge – Box Berry leaf decoction also works well for treating vaginal discharge. Used as a douche it helps to sooth away irritation and stop the discharge.
Contains – The bark, stems, and leaves contain plant steroids, glycosides, tannins, saponins, friedelin, sitosterol, myricanone, taraxwrl, myricanol, and taraxerone… all of which are powerful healing agents for the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and for preventing cancer.
Antibiotic – Box Berry leaf tea is a good antibiotic agent helping to kill bacteria. Box Berry contains Myricitrin which is a compound that kills bacteria.
Antiseptic – Box Berry leaf is a good antiseptic agent helping to prevent infections.
Gums – Making a paste of the leaves can also be used for treating inflamed gums and oral mucosa.
Skin Wounds – Using a paste of the leaves is great for treating ulcerated skin and skin wounds because of the antibacterial abilities and astringent properties.
Liver – Box Berry leaf tea works well for promoting bile secretions and thus aiding digestion… and Box Berry also works well for detoxing the liver.
Gas – Box Berry leaf tea also helps with bloating and gas.
Antioxidants – Box Berry contains lots of powerful antioxidants that help to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. It also helps to prevent DNA damage, oxidative stress, and prevent degenerative disease. Also contains phenolic compounds like that found in green tea that helps to prevent disease.
Gargle – Box Berry can also be used as a gargle for soothing away sore throats.
Nasal Congestion – Box Berry bark decoction can also be used as drops to sooth away nasal congestion.
Anti-Allergic Abilities – Box Berry also helps with allergies and can help to negate or prevent nagging allergies.
Blood Pressure – Box Berry can also help to lower blood pressure.
Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s – Also some studies show that Box Berry may also be able to help those suffering from Parkinson’s, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Side Effects – As of now there are no side effects if taken in normal doses.
Doses – Take one tablespoon of leaves and add 1 quart of hot water and let steep for 15 minutes, then take 1 to 3 cups daily… or ten grains per day of the dried powder.
To Find – Just google “Buy Box Berry Tea” and it will come up… or ask for it at your local health foods store.
Feel Free to Share – This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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