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Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea

Traditional African medicine is a holistic discipline using herbs. Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea may provide a unique traditional health benefit reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Tanzanian Mchicha amaranth healing African green tea

Amaranth, also known as mchicha in Tanzania is used as herbal medicine to improve cardiovascular health naturally. Herbalism is one of the main methods used to treat various sicknesses in traditional African medicine. The continent of Africa has a wealth of indigenous herbs and plants such as amaranth used for herbal treatments.

Amaranth leaves photo by Eugenia Loli

Tanzanian Mchicha Healing African Green Tea 

Ingredients and Directions

When making herbal green tea use a tea strainer. The tea strainer eliminates the need to strain off leaves later.  Add your desired amount of amaranth leaves to a tea strainer or teapot, around 5-6 leaves work well.  Cover with boiling water a let steep for 5 minutes or until you have created your perfect cup of tea based on your preference. Be sure to always rinse and wash leaves prior to making tea.

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