The large-fruited adlay is a plant commonly used in Japanese tea both for medicinal and detoxification purposes. In Japan, the average longevity is 83 years, awarding the country with the oldest average life span in the world. Japan is also one of the world’s largest consumers of tea, including the beverage as a main staple of their every day diet. Their teas are usually a mixture of various medicinal herbs and plants, which promote their overall healthy lifestyle. An Oriental tea laced with elements from the large-fruit adlay can provide extensive health benefits to individuals as proven through recent research.
The large-fruited adlay provides a wide variety of health benefits. The functionality of the plant when used in teas promotes overall body detoxification by assisting with blood cleansing. It generally will provide a sweet flavor when consumed, making it more tolerable for continued consumption. Adlay does not contain any caffeine and any artificial preservatives, additives or sweeteners, making the element a healthy addition to the diet. Adlay promotes digestive health, liver health, skin well-being as well as controlled levels of cholesterol. The combination of all qualities adlay promotes overall physical and mental well-being when consumed regularly.
Recent studies have also focused on specific health benefits from extracts from the adlay seed. Studies have proven that in vitro lung cells as well as lung cancer can be prevented or inhibited by the extracted seed liquid. In the study, individuals with lung cancer or lung tumors ingested extracts from the adlay seed for 8 months. Those with a diet of 30% adlay powder reduced tumors of the lung’s surface by 50%. Additionally, the role of adlay in the prevention or reduction of obesity was also tested. Results suggest that adlay ingestion may positively affect certain brain activities that control hunger levels; therefore, preventing overeating and reducing excessive weight.
While embarking on your medicinal or detoxification process by using teas made from the large-fruited adlay plant, it is important to be aware of some specific facts. Be ready for elimination possibly through the urinary tract or through the colon cleansing. For the first few days of detoxification, you may feel slightly nauseous or light headed. This is a normal reaction to your body expelling all the harmful toxins housed on your cells for so many years. You may not receive total medicinal benefits until you regularly consume the extract anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.