Pu Gong Ying tea is made from the dried roots and leaves of dandelion. Pu Gong Ying is the Chinese name of dandelion and it is traditional Chinese medicine.
Pu Gong Ying is a perennial herb. It is widely born in hillside, grassland, roadside, fields, and riverside in middle and low altitude areas.
The whole plant of Pu Gong Ying can be used as medicine. And its flowers, leaves, and roots are all edible.
From the perspective of modern medicine, Pu Gong Ying is a natural antibiotic, which has a strong antibacterial effect.
In addition, studies in the United States and Japan have found that the nutritional value of Pu Gong Ying is very rare in nature. Foods related to Pu Gong Ying have become popular in the United States and Japan.
1. How to make Pu Gong Ying tea
The easiest way to eat Pu Gong Ying is to make tea. Pu Gong Ying tea must be brewed with Pu Gong Ying’s dried roots and leaves.
Fresh Pu Gong Ying has too high water content and some oxalic acid substances, and it is difficult to soak out its effective ingredients. The fresh Pu Gong Ying is usually used as a dish.
Cut dried Pu Gong Ying roots and leaves into small pieces. Put them into the cup and add boiling water, steep it for a few minutes, and then drink.
Pu Gong Ying tea has a bitter taste, you can add some sugar or honey. Besides, it can also be brewed with other teas or herbs, such as green tea, black tea, rose, wolfberry, osmanthus, corn silk, etc.
2. Health benefits of Pu Gong Ying tea
Clearing away heat and detoxifying
Pu Gong Ying tea is suitable for use in a variety of heat toxic diseases, among which the effect of clearing liver heat is very good, and it is also very effective for treating some serious redness, swelling, and pain caused by liver heat.
Anti-bacteria and anti-inflammation
Pu Gong Ying tea has a strong bactericidal effect on Staphylococcus aureus, hemolytic streptococcus, typhoid bacillus, dysentery bacilli, and so on.
Pu Gong Ying tea is a natural diuretic, which can help the body excrete excess water.
Pu Gong Ying tea contains triterpenes, flavonoids, polysaccharides, and phenolic acids, which have a good therapeutic effect on the tumor.
Increasing breast milk
Pu Gong Ying tea has the effect of promoting lactation and treating breast carbuncle.
Pu Gong Ying tea can help digestion, as well as treat stomach pain, bloating, and gastritis.
Besides, Pu Gong Ying tea is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid, and also contains potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients.
3. Side effects of Pu Gong Ying tea
In traditional Chinese medicine, the medicinal property of Pu Gong Ying is cold, so people with deficiency of the spleen and stomach should drink less Pu Gong Ying tea, otherwise, it will cause diarrhea, stomach cold, and other symptoms.
A small number of people may experience itchy skin after drinking Pu Gong Ying tea. This is an allergy symptom. Stop drinking it after this symptom occurs.
Long-term drinking large amounts of Pu Gong Ying tea may cause hypotension, and severe cases may have headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.