From South of the fenugreek plant produces several varieties of tea, they differ in the type of raw materials used. For beverages used in different parts of the plant – seeds, buds, young leaves. Egyptian yellow tea are used exclusively seeds plants and tea actually this drink can be called a stretch, since it’s more of a decoction of the seeds.
The benefits and harms of yellow tea from Egypt
Fenugreek (fenugreek, Shambhala) is a unique plant, it has a number of useful and medicinal properties. It has long been used by Arab and Asian doctors. Use yellow tea from Egypt due to its biochemical composition, which includes:
- vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B4 (choline), B9, P (rutin), PP (nicotinic acid);
- mineral salts iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc;
- flavonoids, phytosterols, phytosteryl, tannins, enzymes;
- lipids (linoleic, linolenic, oleic acid);
- steroids (diosgenin, yamogenin, gitogenin, tigogenin, amazzin);
- saturated fats;
- amino acids (gum, hemicellulose, L-tryptophan, lysine, lignin);
- antioxidants (selenium, apigenin, quercetin, genistein, etc.);
- alkaloids (trigonelline, trigonelline).
The beneficial properties of yellow tea are used in the treatment of various diseases, cosmetology, slimming and correction of blood sugar levels. At pathologies of gastrointestinal tract and ulcerative diseases tea made from fenugreek seeds is so valuable because it has an enveloping effect and helps to cleanse the intestines.
In diabetes it is used to lower blood sugar. Useful for protecting nerve endings in neurodegenerative pathologies, but also as stimulator of regeneration of brain cells. Yellow tea is useful for women as it contains phytosterol diosgenin, which composition is very similar to the female hormone estrogen. In diseases of the upper respiratory tract fenugreek alleviates coughing and speeds up the healing process.
Scientific studies have shown that yellow tea from Egypt is an effective tool for weight loss. Regular consumption of the beverage and fenugreek seeds as a spice leads to a significant reduction of appetite and prolonged sense of fullness after eating. This is because in the blood glucose levels decrease, as well as fenugreek helps to cleanse the intestines.
Contraindications to the use of yellow tea from Egypt
The caution to this drink should be treated in diabetics who regularly take insulin. You should not use it to pregnant women, as it stimulates uterine contractions, which is useful after childbirth. Yellow tea has a strong tonic effect, so its better not to drink before bedtime.