Evodia lepta or the Bee Bee Tree as it’s known in the West is a tree that grows in China and Korea. The bark and fruit of the tree make a great tea for healing many health challenges. Evodia tea soothes away digestion problems, menstrual challenges, and strengthening the nervous system and so much more.
Other Names - Evodia is also called Evodiae Fructus, Evodiae, Evodia Fruit, Evodia rutaecarpa, Evodia officinalis, Gosyuyu, San Cha Ku, Wu-Chu-Yu, Wu-Zhu-Yu and other names.
Helps with Digestion - Taking the bark and the fruits and making a tea is great for soothing away indigestion and soothing the GI tract in general. Evodia is used for all kinds of digestion and elimination challenges in Chinese Medicine.
Great for Diarrhea - Evodia is great for healing diarrhea and dysentery because it’s slightly astringent.
Nausea and Vomiting - Evodia also works well for soothing away nausea, vomiting, bloating, and gastric reflux. And it can also used in combination with ginger and ginseng for vomiting.
Strengthens Nervous System - Evodia strengthen our nervous system as it weakens with age.
GI Tract Spasms - Evodia works wonders to sooth away GI tract spasms and pain, because evodia is great carminative agent.
Cardiovascular System - Evodia has the ability to help with heart arrhythmias and heart failure. And studies in animals shows evodia can help with the healing of tissue damaged by heart attacks.
Gastric Ulcers - Evodia tea helps to prevent and heal gastric ulcers according to studies done with rats. Evodia contains evodiamine which prevents the growth of Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
Lowers Blood Pressure - Studies with animals shows that evodia also works well for lowering blood pressure.
Natural Birth Control - Evodia increases the frequency of menstruation thus preventing conception.
Energy Booster - Evodia tea contains evodiamine which is a mild stimulant for the nervous system.
Cancer - Evodia roots made into a tea also works well for preventing cancer.
Speeds Up Fat Metabolism - A tea of the bark and fruits also speeds up fat metabolism thus helping with weight loss. But this herb and all other weight loss herbs should be used in combination with a sensible diet and exercise to in order to lose weight.
Headaches and Migraines - Evodia helps those who suffer from headaches and migraines.
Antioxidant - Evodia is a powerful antioxidant thus helping to prevent and repair DNA damage.
Contains - Evodia bark and fruits contains many wonderful healing oils such as limonin, evodol, and evodene. It also contains rutaecarpine, vodiamine, evocarpine, wuchuyine, hydroxyevodiamine, ocimene, tryptophan, evogin, aspartic acid, cystine, serine, threonine, and more.
Diuretic - Evodia is also a good diuretic thus helping to eliminate excess water weight.
Taste - Evodia has a black pepper taste that’s very pleasant.
Dose - The dried ground fruits and bark are used for making tea - usually 1.5 grams and up to 5 grams daily. Most people use a teaspoon of the herb per cup of hot water and allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
Finding - If you google “Buy Evodia Herb” lots of places on-line for buying Evodia will come up… and it’s also for sale on Amazon.
Used in Combination - Evodia is also used in combination with other herbs in tea pills such as Gan Mao Ling Tea Pills.
Slightly Toxic if Used in Excess - Evodia can be slightly toxic if used in excess because evodia is mild stimulant for the nervous system. But there have never been any side effects noted when taking evodia with supervision. And of course it’s always best to work with a good Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner when using evodia. And those who are pregnant or nursing should never use evodia or any other herb or medication.
Here is another wonderful herb that Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners use on a regular basis, and in combination with other herbs. Make an appointment with a good TCM practitioner near you if you have any of the health challenges listed and start healing today. There are great ways to heal naturally and this is just another way to find health, healing, and vitality for a long healthy life.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to connect with him any time.
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