Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in Malaysia have diabetes? It’s hardly surprising given the fact that Malaysians consume on average 12 teaspoons of sugar per day from sugar sweetened beverages, which is twice the daily added sugar limit recommended by the World Health Organization of only 6 teaspoons1. All this in addition to a wide variety of sweet kuih and tong sui, too.
Therefore, you might want to reconsider ordering more teh tarik or sirap bandung and instead choose healthier options for your teatime beverage. Thankfully, Malaysia is also home to a vast selection of botanical herbs that are often used in healthy herbal teas.
What are the health benefits of herbal tea?
Usually prepared with natural ingredients (leaves, flowers or roots) and no preservatives, artificial flavouring or colouring, herbal tea is a great choice of beverage to help you stay hydrated apart from drinking clean mineralised water. Among the many botanical ingredients used in herbal tea are rose, chrysanthemum and goji berry as well as misai kucing.
What is misai kucing?
Deriving its name from the cat whiskers it resembles, Orthosiphon Stamineus or more commonly known as misai kucing is an edible plant species with white or light purple flowers and green leaves. It is found mainly throughout Southeast Asia, Southern China, the Indian Subcontinent and Queensland, Australia.
Aside from being a pretty addition to many homes and gardens, misai kucing is rich in nutrients and is traditionally used for general health maintenance be it in a herbal tea or consumed raw as ulam.
What are the health benefits of misai kucing?
Research has shown that misai kucing has several health benefits, including:
Misai Kucing: Nature’s Secret for General Health Maintenance
Sugar-free and so easy to prepare, Tropical Herbs Misai Kucing Herbal Tea Plus is suitable for daily consumption. This all natural botanical tea blend combines misai kucing with gymnema, cinnamon, ginger and green tea extract for multiple health benefits.
All you have to do is brew 1 sachet in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes; consume twice a day after meals. It is best to drink it while the tea is warm. If you prefer, you can mix it with 1 teaspoon of honey for additional taste.
Let’s break the cycle and start consuming healthy beverages today!
Disclaimer: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary depending on the individual’s intake, diet and physical activity level. Please consult your pharmacist/doctor before taking this product.