2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
ERBA TII-antioxidant rich and anti-diabetic herbal tea
Author(s): Shaivya Singh, Kumar Amit Sharma and Ekta Batra
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over leaves. The term herbal tea usually refers to infusions of herbs made without the tea plant. Herbal teas are mostly imbibed for physical and medicinal impacts, especially for relaxant, stimulant, or sedative properties. In this product Dalbergia sissoo (Sheesham) is used as functional ingredient. It has been used for therapeutic purpose from thousands of years and now there is a growing demand for plant based health product, cosmetics and medicines. Dalbergia sissoo is a widely growing plant which is used traditionally as anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic and as antimicrobial agent. According to several studies chemical constituents have been isolated and identified from different parts of the plant belonging to the category of alkaloids, glycosides, flavanols, tannins, saponins, sterols and terpenoids. Compounds isolated from Dalbergia sissoo like an isoflavone, biochanin is a potent chemotherapeutic cancer preventive agent with a distinct estrogenic activity. After commencement of many trials, 4th trial was considered best because it was good balanced between nutrient and taste. The challenges faced were its flavor astringency and odor. These challenges were overcome in this trial. It is used as a local stimulant as a powder and infusion stops vomiting and nausea, relieves flatulence and diarrhea and can also be employed to stop hemorrhage of the womb.
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How to cite this article:
Shaivya Singh, Kumar Amit Sharma, Ekta Batra. ERBA TII-antioxidant rich and anti-diabetic herbal tea. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):690-693.