If you are someone who enjoys drinking tea, perhaps take a closer look at Gaharu Tea.
Pure Gaharu Tea (Agar Tea/Oud Tea) made from the leaves of the Agar Tree (Aquilaria Malaccensis), grown deep in the tropical rainforests of Malaysia it is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. You only need to head down to Gopeng to see what I am talking about. Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng has over 120ha of land planted with 200,000 gaharu, or agarwood, trees on terraced slopes. It is considered by some to be nature’s most valuable wood, not only for its essential oil, but also because of its health benefits. The gaharu trees in this plantation are in the process of being listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the first organic mono crop gaharu plantation. The trees are also listed as an endangered species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Throughout history, green Agar tea has been known for its many health benefits and can therefore be considered a medical beverage. In Ayurvedic, Arabic, Sufi, Unanai, Tibetan and Chinese medicine, physicians have used Agar (also known as Gaharu/Oud/Oudh/Eaglewood/Aloeswood) to treat various diseases, including mental illness. The tea has an ability to bind free oxygen radicals in the body while supporting detoxification in the liver at the same time.
Health Benefits of Gaharu Tea include,
Detoxification & Weight Reduction
Supports immune system (Lymphatic system)
Supports deep sleep (reducing insomnia)
Supports kidney function
Enhances poor liver function (liver tonic)
Enhances sexual functions
Stabilizes blood pressure
Stabilizes blood sugar levels in diabetics
Improves constipation and certain skin disorders
Relieves abdominal cramps, gassing, diarrhea, sensitive bowel
Treatment for lung tumors and thyroid cancer
Treatment for respiratory system – chest congestion, chronic cough, asthma, sinus
Reduces Chronic Fatigue & Anxiety
Reduces Cholesterol, Risk of Heart Failure, Circulatory Problems (Pulmonary Care)
So the next time you reach for imported teas, why not support Malaysia, and try Gaharu tea instead. It has a host of benefits that are great for the health, and you will be supporting local produce/sustainable horticulture in the process!