Amazing Kuding Cha/Tea For Effective Weight Loss/Slimming, Type 2 Diabetes Remedy, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Improving Brain/Heart/Digestive Functions, Alleviating Body Heatiness/Sore Throat/Headaches

 

A pot of Kuding Tea, Unfurled Kuding Leaves, A cup of Kuding Tea, Dried Kuding Tea/Nails

A pot of Kuding Tea, unfurled Kuding Leaves, a cup of Kuding Tea, Dried Kuding Tea/Nails

Hi there, dear friends 😀

I was introduced to this amazing tea called Kuding Cha by George from Singapore who had commented  at my “Amazing, Inexpensive Jiaogulan/Immortality Tea” post earlier  (Comment # 65) – I will copy his comments below so that you will learn about this wonderful bitter tea.  His health has improved tremendously after drinking the Kuding Cha for a few months, but most importantly, his diabetic blood sugar level has dropped to a prediabetes level.  My husband is also a diabetic and I am hoping that this tea will help lower his blood sugar level, and hopefully, wean him off his medication as well. As such, all credit of this post goes to George for leading me to Kuding Cha. 😉

What is Kuding Cha or Kuding Tea ❓

The word “Kuding” in Chinese actually means “bitter” and “nails or spikes”. Bitter in taste, the dried whole tea leaves are rolled up usually like a nail form, but they can be found in ball shapes or in loose leaves, too.  The leaves are from the Broad Holly or Ilex species tree and can be found in Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan, Zhejiang, Hunan and Jiangxi in China. Although it is called a tea, it is drank more as a medicinal tea, rather than as a tea for enjoyment because of its bitterness, which remains even after steeping it a few times.

A 40gm pack of Kuding Tea Leaves

A 40 gm pack of Kuding Tea Leaves

What are the health benefits of Kuding Tea ❓

Kuding Cha is one of the most famous tea in history. According to the Chinese Compendium Materia Medica, the medicinal properties of Kuding Tea can dispel wind-heat, clear the head and the eyes, alleviate thirst, strengthen the digestive system, keep up the spirits (relieves fidgety), clear toxins, reduce inflammation, as well as lower blood pressure and blood lipids (cholesterol).  

It is good as an anti-cancer, anti-diabetes tea as well, and has been dubbed the “beauty care tea,” “longevity tea,”  and “slimming tea”.  Most people started taking this tea for its healthy properties but found that they had also lost some weight quite fast along the way.  Some sites sell this tea as an effective slimming tea. 

Where to buy Kuding Cha ❓

In Malaysia, there are not many places selling Kuding Tea leaves. After asking my regular Chinese Medicine Shop boss to get some for me (he also didn’t managed to get the leaves in the end), and asking around many shops selling tea and herbs, I finally found one shop in Midvalley Megamall  last Sunday selling Kuding Leaves. The name of the shop is Yin Onn and is located opposite the Eu Yan Sang Chinese Medicine shop on the lower ground floor. However, the tea leaves are very expensive – RM9 for 40 gm only (see pic below). 😦 

Kuding Tea  (2)

Anyway, I will continue to look around the other shops that may sell Kuding Cha here in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. 💡 

For those in Singapore, you can buy Kuding Cha from these shops (info provided by George) ===>

1) Bee’s Brand Birds Nest & Health Products @
– 64-66 Smith Street
– BLk 762 Jurong West Ave 5 St 75 #01-282 Gek Poh SC
– BLk 106 Yishun Ring Rd #01-149 Chong Pang City
– Blk 19 Ghim Moh Rd #01-251
2) Gainswell Trading
– Blk 531 Upper Cross St #01-14/16/55 Hong Lim Complex
– Victoria Wholesale Centre

Those in other countries can buy them from shops online if they do a search for Kuding Cha or Kuding Tea. 💡 

Taste and Dosage

So far, my family has been testing the Kuding Tea for 4 days only. For the first time, I only used 1 stick of tea for fear of its bitter taste as I wasn’t sure if my family can take it bitterness. Despite the warning of extreme bitterness, my family found the taste palatable and not bad, as it wasn’t as bitter and terribly tasting as some other Chinese herbal drinks I had made them drink! 😆

I have since amended the dosage and I am now giving my husband 3 sticks of Kuding Cha in 300 ml of water each, twice a day ===> in between his medication and right before bed time. For myself and 2 of my children, we take 1 stick each only, also in 300 ml of water each.  The leaves are steeped for at least 1 to 2 hours before consumption, to reap as much of the tea’s goodness as possible. 

Repeated brewing or steeping of the tea leaves continue to yield even more bitterness, although the taste is somehow diluted. 

Feedback 💡 

When we started on Kuding Cha last Sunday, my husband was suffering from very sore gums, whilst my eldest daughter was having a sore throat for days already – all signs of body heatiness and inflamations. After giving them a few cups of Kuding Tea on Sunday – they recovered 90% by Monday, and by Tuesday, the pains were gone. 

For me, I was also suffering from slight sore gums, but I didn’t dare to take too much Kuding Cha as I can’t take cooling teas or drinks too well – when my body is overly cooling, I would feel sleepy or lethargic. But due to my sore gums, I also took 1 stick (3 cm long) of Kuding Tea in the morning and by the afternoon, my sore gum would be gone, too. 

As for the slimming properties of this tea, I will report here later in a month’s time to see if my husband, second daughter and youngest son have lost some weight. 😉 

Meanwhile, if you are trying out Kuding Cha, I would love to hear from you, too, on your experiences.

Some other sites with interesting information on Kuding Tea (click on the names)  ===>

Live2EatEat2Live Blog

Sci-rutgers.edu – A Herbal Tea Called Kuding

Wise Geek – What is Kuding Tea?

Also, do read the comments below for more information.

Warning ❗

This tea is very cooling and women who are having their menses, pregnant or had just delivered a baby are not allowed to drink Kuding Cha.  People with low blood pressure should avoid this tea.  As with all alternative healing drinks, if you are on any medication, please have your doctor monitor your health closely while drinking this tea. 

If you feel dizzy, lethargic or suffer from cramps often while drinking Kuding Tea, stop taking the tea immediately for those are signs that your body is out of balance and is too cooling or yin in nature. . However, you can take warm or spicy foods to warm back you body – lamb stew is good, especially with some ginger thrown in. Ginger tea is good and warm. 

With best wishes for good health,

choesf 😀

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  1. 1

    George Tan said,
    November 15, 2012 @ 9:42 PM

    Hi happyhomemaker,

    I have read your other posts and I would like to write something regarding diabetes. I hope your husband’s diabetic condition is under control. Well, this is my story on how to control diabetes. Of course your ’5 colour soup’ is one way and there are many more. But drinking kuding cha is a much easier way.

    I too, have diabetes. By drinking kuding cha (苦丁茶) for 3 to 4 months, my full blown diabetes becomes pre-diabetes. This is not just me. My friends’ parents, relatives and neighbours are having their diabetic conditions controlled by drinking this tea.

    People got diabetes is because the soldiers of our body, the blood, is dirty. Can you expect weak soldiers to win a war? What kuding cha does is purify our blood and detox our body. Once our body is ‘clean’, your body will start to rebuild your system back to normal. People say kuding cha helps in slimming, good for fighting illnesses and diseases. This may be true, but the important thing is your body is now able to fight diseases and illnesses without medicine.

    So, what has kuding tea got to do with diabetes?

    Type 2 diabetes is mainly caused by insensitive insulin. Just like taking painkillers for headache daily, the effect will get weaker after a period of time. You need to take more and more painkillers for your headache. Same for insulin. Once it becames insensitive, you need more to process the same amount of sugar. By taking diabetes pills, the liver’s production of glucose is reduced. Your husband will feel hungry after taking the medicine because the amount of sugar in his body is now less but the insulin is not reduced. It is the insulin that is causing the hunger because it needs to process sugar. Therefore the body will send a ‘hungry’ signal to the brain so that your husband will eat more food, hoping that more sugar will enter his body. If you ask your husband, he will tell you that this type of hunger is different from the normal hunger. It feels like you are going to faint and you will start sweating and feel weak. That’s why diabetes are advised to carry sweets in case they feel weak and hungry. I used to carry organic resins which is natural, unlike sweets.

    By drinking kuding cha, the excess sugar, fats, sodium, cholesterol, water and other toxins are discharged from the body, making one slim and strong again. I lost 6kg after drinking the tea for 3 months and my weight is now constant at 65kg for many months. I know I am better now as I used to have body odour because of the toxin in my body. Passengers on buses and MRT could not stand my odour if I sweat but not so bad now. My wounds will dry in a day instead of 2 to 3 days. Mosquitoes start to bite me because my blood is clean now, etc, etc.

    Kuding cha and jiaogulan have the effects of making one better. But kuding cha is more aggressive and cooling. One has to limit the amount of leaf to use for making tea if you are sensitive to coolness. Normally I would recommend my friends to drink kuding cha first to purge all the impurities from the body and jiaogulan later to build the body’s system back to normal or better.

    I hope this message will give your readers another means to fight diabetes and other diseases and illnesses without medicine. Please google kuding for more info.

    Regards,
    George, Singapore

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      Rabi Mavis Manko said,

      Thank you so much for your enligtening post, I just started my period n my cup of Kuding tea is stirring at me, but on reading ur post I am gonna hand it over to my mum. She is diabetic, hypertensive n had a storke 7 yrs ago, pls how do I administer the tea to her. Do I have to stop all medication as soon as she starts taking the tea, hope she will not have any crisis? Thank you and God bless. I am Nigerian n residing in Adamawa state, home state of former Vice president Atiku Abubakar.

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        Hi there, dear Rabi 😀

        Wow, I am glad that you can find Kuding Cha in Nigeria, too. For your mom, don’t stop her medication. Try to find a time period whereby there is a gap of 6 to 8 hours (8 hours is best) in between her medication – after 4 hours from taking her medication, then drink the Kuding Tea – then wait another 4 hours before taking her next medication.

        That will prevent any possible contraindications between the Kuding Tea effects and the medication. Any medication effect (Western, Chinese, or herbal) would have run its course in our blood circulation by 4 hours. 💡

        Hope this helps. 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    George Tan said,
    November 16, 2012 @ 9:30 PM ·

    Hi happyhomemaker,

    1) My normal advice to my friends is to use half a stick of kuding cha to make a cup of tea if they are not bothered by its ‘coolness’. They can then progress to use 1 stick or more of the leaves to make a cup or more cups from the same leaves. People like me that have issues with ‘cooling’ tea can start with 1cm of the leaf and drink max of 1cup/day. One has to self adjust the length of tea leaf until the side effects are minimised.

    2) Can drink anytime. But I normally ask them to drink the tea before they sleep if they are taking other medicines so that they don’t clash. The rule applies. There must be a 2 hours separation after taking medicine and drinking tea.

    3) Those shops selling jiaogulan will most likely have kuding cha for sales too. Singaporeans can buy kuding cha and jiaogulan from those shops that I mentioned.

    4) S$4.80/100g for kuding cha and S$3.50/100g for jiaogulan.

    5) Oh yes. No point taking the medicine as the teas (kuding and jiaogulan) are more beneficial. Morever, my HDL (good cholesterols) are normal and LDL (bad) have decreased too after drinking the teas, so I stop taking the cholesterol medicine. Afterall, it has very bad side effects.

    6) Another advice. One has to watch the diet for the first couple of months. There is a need for kuding cha to cleanse the body first. The effectiveness of the tea will be hampered if more rubbish enters the body before the old ones are cleared.

    7) If your hushand feels hungry, there is no need to take alot of food. A little sweetness (sweet or a few raisins) will do or drink plain water. As for food after midnight, take those drinks without sugar, like soyabean or almond.

    Hope these answers can help you.

    George, Singapore

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    George Tan said,
    November 20, 2012 @ 11:30 PM

    Hi, happyhomemaker and all,

    Here’s a little more on what kuding leaves (苦丁叶) can do.

    1) Kuding cha was introduced to me by my ex-colleague whose hushand was having staged 4 throat and lung cancer due to smoking. He could not talk, eat or drink as his throat was very painful. Her relative from China sent her the tea and said it might help her hushand. Her hushand drank the tea for 2 -3 months afterwhich he could talk, drink and eat again! But he could smoke too and eventually he died. That’s why I always like to introduce the tea to smokers as it helps in cleansing their throats. Good for preventing sore throats too and also cancer?

    2) Normally I cook sweet desserts (white fungus soup, green bean soup, cheng teng, sweet potato soup, etc) during weekends for my family. But ants and germs will always attack the food and spoil the food in half a day as I normally do not cover the food so as to let it cool. So, I put a little of the kuding leaf in the sweet desserts for its bitter taste. The food will not have any ants nor go bad even for the whole day after that.

    3) A lot of my friends and neighbours bought kuding leaves from China, either through friends, relatives or internet shopping because it is very difficult to find locally. When I found out the outlets selling the tea leaves from another friend, I bought about 50 packs for my friends and neighbours (on their behalf). So you see, kuding cha is a very well known tea, not only for its medical properties, but also for its slimming effect as most of my friends bought the tea after seeing me so slim after drinking the tea! Don’t worry. The tea will not over slim like some slimming tea, it will maintain you at the correct weight.

    Best regards,
    George

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    George Tan said,

    Hi everyone,
    Just a question for all who drink kuding cha or jiaogulan tea. Normally this time of the year, you will see people coughing and sneezing but have you noticed you are not one of them? I have and I thank the tea for making me healthy. U should try them if you have not yet.

    George, Singapore

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      Hi there, dear George 😀

      Thank you for your update. Yes, you are right – my family’s feeling well despite it being a flu and cough season now. This tea’s really great! 😉

      The Kuding Cha is also superb in keeping our weight down – despite a few rounds of feasting within this few weeks after starting on the Kuding Cha, I have not gained any weight (in previous years, I would have ballooned up by this time 🙄 )….my husband said he had to buckle in his belt a further 2 notches one week after drinking the Kuding Cha. He’s now telling our children that this tea is really good and he encourages them to drink it as well. Usually, he doesn’t have a lot to say about the various health teas and drinks I gave him. 😆

      My husband also said the Kuding Cha is helping him with his smoking addicition – somehow, he doesn’t feel as great a need to smoke these days after starting on the tea, and he is slowly cutting down on his cigarettes – from slightly more than 1 pack a day to about 3/4 pack a day. It must be the detoxifying effect as well as the benefits of the tea on our mind. 😉

      My lady healer friend said the Kuding Cha can be brewed with the Jiaogulan Tea and drank together – I have been doing that as my children don’t really like the bitter Kuding Tea. For me, I have grown to love the bitter taste of tea and enjoy sipping it slowly from Chinese teacups over the day.

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Theresa said,

    Hello Choesf, (and “hello” to George),

    There must be some real goodness in these teas, Jiaogulan and Kuding tea. I started drinking the Jiaogulan tea since September 18, 2012 on a daily basis. So far so good! I have not had any throat irritation or cold, or flu. Thank you both for introducing these two types of tea to all of us that follow your blog.

    I did start drinking the Kuding tea before going to sleep. But, I was not sure if the two tea can be drank simultaneously so I decided to just drinking Jiaogulan tea only. Now since your lady healer friend said that it is alright to drink both tea together, I will give that a try again.

    Happy holidays….

    Theresa

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      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      Thank you for your feedback on drinking the teas. I’m glad you are also feeling good and healthy since drinking Jiaogulan Tea. 😉

      Another benefit from drinking the Jiaogulan Tea is that my joints are more flexible now – previously, my joints (at the knees and hips) were quite stiff and I couldn’t sit cross legged for more than 3 minutes as my legs would go to sleep and I have to shift my leg position constantly when I do my meditation.

      I tested out recently – I can now sit cross legged, with my legs bent a lot at the knees, for a good 10 minutes, without any loss of blood circulation, i.e. my legs didn’t go to sleep. I have stopped doing yoga many years ago, and so, I can only attribute the flexible joints and good blood circulation to the J Tea. 😉

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    George Tan said,

    Hi happyhomemaker88 and Theresa,

    Glad you all are enjoying your tea and the feastings. This is what I normally tell people that a simple tea (and simple life) can make a big difference to one’s health but they are rather skeptical about it. Well, I hope there will be more blogs and internet sites that will promote the wonders of jiaogulan and kuding cha to more people like yours, happyhomemaker88.

    Enjoy the holidays with good health and lots of wealth.

    George

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    Theresa said,

    Good morning Choesf,

    WOW! That is good news, your husband losing weight and cutting down on his smoking. I am very happy for You and him.

    Can you tell us again the daily servings of Kuding Cha you were giving your husband, and when? Does he drink other tea or coffee in between? I would like to know so that all of us coming to your blog can share your findings with our families and friends.

    Regards,

    Theresa

    P.S. Was your husband’s diet the same as before he started drinking Kuding Cha?

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      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      Yes, my husband’s diet was and is still the same when I started giving him the Kuding Cha. It’s very hard to get him to cut down on his sweets and snacks. 🙄

      He also have a lot of coffee daily – about 4 – 5 cups. During the day, I will give him 1 cup of Jiaogulan Tea and 1 cup of Kuding Cha (3 sticks of leaves)…and where possible, I will give him an additional cup of Jiaogulan Tea or Kuding Cha in between his medication.

      For the Jiaogulan Tea, I find that drinking it after a meal helps to cut the fats and oiliness. I even did an experiment and poured a little Jiaogulan Tea over an oily spot on my dining table, wiped dry with a piece of paper kitchen towel and that spot was squeaky clean, not oily at all!

      On those days that my family had some feasting (e.g. buffet dinners, Chinese Festivals, Christmas Eve dinners, etx), I made sure we had lots of the Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha before and after the meals.

      One thing which I am not sure if it is just me and it never happened to the others in my family – I get a slight headache if I don’t drink either the Jiaogulan Tea or Kuding Cha in a day. But I know that most of my headaches are caused by my stomach (wind, indigestion previously).

      For my family’s daily consumption, I make about 2 litres of Jiaogulan Tea and 2 litres of Kuding Cha. 💡

      Happy Holidays!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      P.S. One of the benefits of Kuding Cha is eye-sight improvement, i.e. clarity of eye sight, etc…this is very good for my children and husband, who are on the computer daily for many hours. 😉

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        George Tan said,

        Hi happyhomemaker88,

        When I was just drinking kuding cha, I did not have any eyesight improvement. It was only when I added jiaogulan leaves to kuding cha then I found my eyes could see things sharper. So I guess the combination of the 2 teas have additional benefit(s) for me.

        Regards,
        George

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        Good afternoon, dear George 😀

        Wow, you eyesight actually got clearer from drinking those teas, how wonderful indeed! I felt that when we mix both the Jiaogulan and Kuding Tea leaves together, their efficacy is even better! 😉

        Thank you for sharing your feedback, I’m sure we will find out more improvements about our health from drinking those teas.

        Happy New Year 2013!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Theresa said,

    Dear Choesf,

    Thank you. Your replies are always very informative.

    WOW! Two litres of each kind of tea a day. Does that mean you use about 18 sticks of Kuding tea leaves to make 2 litres of Kuding Cha? I ask this because you had said earlier that you use 3 sticks of Kuding leaves for a 300ml cup of Kuding Cha.

    ~Theresa

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      Good afternoon, dear Theresa 😀

      Heheh, I try to put as much information here as possible for sharing here about the effects of drinking both teas. 😉

      Before I forget, I noticed that my cracked heels have improved tremendously, along with my skin texture and complexion – before drinking those teas, I have very bad cracked heels that would recur if I stop using heel balm. These days, I don’t have to use those expensive cracked heel balms, and I only use Rosken Skin Repair Cream now and then on my heels (not daily anymore) and I don’t have cracked heels already. 😀

      My coffee mugs/cups can hold about 300 ml of water and so, I would estimate the total amount of teas I make daily. Therefore, I roughly use about 15 to 18 sticks of Kuding Cha a day, even the short sticks are counted as one stick. Heheh, I give my husband 3 long sticks in his coffee mug and I try to give him 2 cups a day as I feel he needs to detoxify more than the rest of the family.

      Sometimes, I would put 2 sticks of Kuding Cha and half a teaspoon of loose Jiaogulan Tea into his coffee mug … because he has so many things to drink. 😆

      Also, I have stopped giving my husband Kuding Cha around bedtime because the tea is a strong diuretic and I noticed my husband has to go to the bathroom often in the middle of the night/his sleep…usually, he only goes once at bedtime. So as not to disrupt his sleep, I stop giving him both the teas after dinner. 💡

      Do have a wonderful weekend with your family!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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        P.S. I don’t make 2 litres of Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha every day, only on most days when most of my family are home to drink them. In between, I have other healthy, cooling teas, e.g. Hor Yan Hor tea, 5-Flower Tea, Chrysantemum/Motherwort Tea, etc….to balance the heatiness of our body now and then. 😉

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        George Tan said,

        Hi happyhomemaker88,

        Why don’t you reuse the tea leaves for the same day? If the tea is too diluted, you can steep the leaves a bit longer as kuding cha can be reused for up to 9 times theoretically or you can just add a bit more tea leaves to the same cup of tea.

        George

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        Good evening, dear George 😀

        Yes, I read that the leaves can be steep up to 9 times, and that the subsequent times will require longer steeping times. What I do is just steep the Kuding Cha for at least 2 hours in a large jug or teapot and that will result in a very strong brew. I have tried using those leaves to make a second steeping and I found that although there is still some level of bitterness there, the taste is already very diluted. Sometimes, I would gather all those used tea leaves and make a second cup of tea for myself. 😉

        Have a lovely weekend and Happy New Year!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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        P.S. The teas are enough for my family of 6 adults, with my husband having double “portions” 😉

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    Theresa said,

    Hello Choesf,

    I am so glad that you mentioned ‘cracked heels’. I too had seriously dried and cracked heels. In fact the whole feet were like that. And even my hands were very dried. Especially the tips of my fingers. I dragged shaking hands with others because my Hands felt like sand paper. I would be afraid to touch silk because I will snag it.

    I just took a good look at my heels. I do not see any more cracks under my feet. But, the skin is still a bit dry. Although the skin under my feet is dry looking, it feels very smooth.

    I was thinking lately how the skin of my hands got so smooth. I thought that it was from wearing gloves when ever I washed dishes lately.

    Now I know that it was drinking Jiaogulan tea that transformed my very dried and cracked skin to smooth skin.

    Good night,
    Theresa

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    Theresa said,

    P.S. ==> I stopped buying and wearing those nice Japanese house slippers because my cracked and dried heels would just tear the cloth after two weeks. I will now buy a pair and test it with my soft and smooth heels. 🙂

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      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      Wow, I’m glad you also reported that your cracked heels have got healed somehow by drinking those teas. Now, you can look forward to wearing those pretty Japanese cloth slippers! 😀

      Yesterday, I was very busy and didn’t put my usual hand cream at the end of the day – I noticed my hands are still smooth and not dry at all. It’s really amazing how the teas can benefit us in so many ways. 😉

      Happy New Year 2013!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    PandaMun said,

    I got my kuding tea from Empire shopping mall. It’s in a box and it cost me RM 60++

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      Hi there, dear PandaMun 😀

      Thank you for your update, I’m glad you found Kuding Cha. Is that the Empire Shopping Mall in Subang Jaya and from which shop did you buy it from? Also, what is the weight of the Kuding Cha in a box?

      I have not found another place yet that sells Kuding Cha and I am thinking of going back to Midvalley Megamall to replenish my Kuding Cha stock – it cost me RM9 for 40gm. If yours is cheaper, then I will go to Empire and try the Kuding Cha from there. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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        PandaMun said,

        123grams for Rm60 which I find it really pricey 😦 I will be going to Singapore this month and hopefully I could get some cheap kuding tea leaves!

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        Happy New Year, dear PandaMun 😀

        Wow, that sure is very expensive for 123 gms of Kuding Leaves. You must buy at least 1 kg when you are in Singapore! 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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        P.S. You may as well buy the loose Jiaogulan Tea when you are at the shop buying Kuding Cha. It’s really cheap there in Singapore, too …according to George and Theresa. 😉

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    Theresa said,

    Hi Choesf and PandaMun,

    WOW! RM60++ a box sounds quite expensive unless it is of premium grade. I bought my Kuding Cha at S$4.80 for a box weighting 100 grams. At today’s exchange rate of approximately (2.5), that comes to RM12.00 a box. Cheof, send me your email address and I can send you a picture of the Kuding Cha box.

    Yes. I too was not moistening my hands after each round of daily cooking and washing dishes. I was also too lazy to wear gloves while washing dishes. And the skin of my hands felt the worst, dried and chapped. And the skin around my nails were all dried and cracked too, looking horrible. But, for the past week my hands feels very soft and smooth even after cooking dinner and washing dishes. I am so amazed.

    Have fun watching fireworks at midnight tonight. Happy New Years!

    ~Theresa

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      Happy New Year, dear Theresa and PandaMun 😀

      Yes, the price of Kuding Cha here is really high! It’s more than double the prices in Singapore. Even the loose Jiaogulan Tea is more expensive here. 🙄

      I have another idea for the used Jiaogulan teabags but I have yet to try it out 💡 ===> put the used teabags in the fridge. When cold, put them over our eyes as treatment for our eye bags. If the Jiaogulan tea works so well inside our body, it must work well outside, too, yes? 😆

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Theresa said,

    Hello George,

    Happy New Year to you. I re-read some of the previous post and noticed your comment on improvement of eye sight clarity. Do you actually brew tea with both Jiaogulan and Kuding tea leaves together? Or just drinking both tea during the day? And what amount of each tea leave do you use for this combination brew?

    It is so amazing that we are finding more good effects from consuming these tea daily.

    ~ Theresa

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      George Tan said,

      Hi Theresa,

      This was the post I replied you on November 24, 2012 @ 9:00 PM. Hope you can recall.

      “HI Theresa,
      In fact, I am drinking a mixture of jiaogulan and kuding tea now, but the quantity of each type of leaf is half of what I will drink normally if I am drinking one type of leaf only. But if I eat alot of oily or junk food, I will only drink kuding cha at night to cleanse the unhealthy stuff out of the body. Note that I drink other tea (red, green, fenugreek or chrysanthemum) during the day.”

      If it is too confusing, I hope this is clearer.
      1. I drink tea by combining kuding and jiaogulan leaves together at night, normally 1 to 2 hours after dinner. The amount of leaves I use (for each type of tea) is usually halved of what I will use if I am drinking 1 type of tea only, ie half portion of kuding and half portion of jiaogulan combine to make 1 portion.
      2. If I eat alot of oily food, then I will only drink kuding cha, ie 1 portion of kuding leaf.
      3. Daytime, I drink 1 other type of tea, be it red, green fenugreek or chrysanthemum. Fenugreek is good for diabetes as it will make the insulin more sensitive to blood sugar. Chrysanthemum is good for eyes.

      Regards,
      George

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        Theresa said,

        Thank you for the reminder George. I do recall your November 24 reply. But at that time I thought that you meant that you drink both types of tea through out the day. I did not think that you meant that you actually brew tea with both types of tea leaves together. Now it is clear to me. Thank you for explaining it.

        Do you still only drink the tea at night before going to sleep?

        :), Theresa

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    Theresa said,

    P.S.

    Hi George,

    I read again your replies and your latest explanation. Easy to understand. I am amazed that for you by drinking just one cup of Kuding Cha or a mixed cup of combined brew a day had improved your health so much. So I was wondering that for those of us that drink more than a cup a day of either Jiaogulan tea or Kuding Cha a day, are we drinking to much?

    ~ Theresa

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    • 36

      Hi there, dear George and Theresa 😀

      The last time I visited my lady healer friend, she said we can drink 3 cups of Jiaogulan Tea daily and that we can combine Jiaogulan and Kuding Tea Leaves and drink at the same time. However, she didn’t say how much of Kuding Cha to take. 😉

      I also do like George does when combining both the leaves – I use half the amount of the tea leaves if I had made them separately.

      As to how much is considered safe to take, we can monitor our body response and health closely after drinking the teas. If we feel sick or something is not right, then we reduce the amount of teas, or take a break from drinking them. Sometimes, our body gets “used” to the tea and do not respond as well.

      I asked my lady healer friend if Kuding Cha is overly cooling for me. She said perimenopausal and menopausal women are very heaty and therefore, Kuding Cha is safe to take for me. She said Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha have been around for a long time but not many people are aware about them.

      I am waiting for some new “tea” to arrive by post for testing and I will post here about its amazing qualities as well. This “tea” was introduced to me by my lady healer friend who had tried it out a couple of months ago. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 37

        George Tan said,

        Hi Theresa,

        As explained by happyhomemaker, you control the amount of leaves to use, ie. self adjustment. Don’t let the leaves control you until you are too cool or too heaty.

        Hi happyhomemaker,

        Can’t wait to learn of your new tea.

        Regards,
        George

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  15. 38

    Update :-

    I bought 100gm of loose Jiaogulan Tea for RM11 from Effective Herbs & Medicine Sdn Bhd, Lot 221B LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya,.

    They have 2 other outlets under the name of Taimal Herbs & Medicine Sdn Bhd at :-

    1) Lot.1.11.10 Level 1, Pavillion, Kuala Lumpur

    2) Lot G49, Jusco Metro Prima Shopping Centre, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

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    niceyfemme said,

    Hi to all of you. Thank you for introducing me to both of these wonderful teas. I will be introducing them to my mother’s diet as she’s almost diabetic. I went to Victoria wholesale center and was ready to pay for S$4.80 per 100gms of Kuding Cha and S$3.80 for Jiaogulan Tea. But I found another store there that sells 500gms pack for S$15 each. But I dont read chinese so Im not sure if that really is the jiaogulan tea but why would the lady lie anyway? thanks again!

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    • 40

      Hi there, dear niceyfemme 😀

      Thank you for sharing here on where you got your teas. The information will surely come in handy. I hope the teas would work well for your mom, too. 😉

      Nowadays, I put both Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha and make 2 jugs of the teas daily…heheh, easier and simpler to prepare for my family of 6. Nowadays, they will help themselves to the teas without me prompting them like when I started them. They all felt the goodness of the teas. 😆

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  17. 41

    Theresa said,

    Hello Niceyfemme,

    You can always compare the Chinese words even if you can not read it. Jiaogulan Cha in Chinese is 绞股蓝茶, Kuding Cha in Chinese is 苦丁茶。 Another name for Jiaogulan Cha in Chinese is 金嗓子. Is this Victoria wholesale centre in Singapore?

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  18. 42

    Theresa said,

    Hi Choesf,

    I am still only drinking Jiaogulan Cha on its own and have not mix the two leaves together to brew tea. Since you had been drinking this mixed brew for a while, can you let me know if the effect on the body is any different than from drinking tea from one type of tea leaf.

    I make one pot of Jiaogulan Cha for myself and one pot of Kuding Cha for my husband daily. I am now considering making mixed brew Jiaogulan/Kuding Cha for the two of us instead. To make life easier! 🙂

    ~Theresa

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    • 43

      Hi there, dear Theresa 😀

      These days as I am really busy decluttering and cleaning, preparing for the Chinese New Year, I have stopped making just Jiaogulan tea and I make 2 large jugs of a combination of Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha. I make almost 3 litres a day – for each litre, I put in 1 heaping teaspoon of loose Jiaogulan Tea + 1 teabag of Jiaogulan Tea + 3 sticks of Kuding Cha.

      I cannot confirm it but I feel that somehow, the combination of both the teas result in better effects – for example, I feel that while the Kuding Cha helps to detoxify the body, the Jiaogulan Tea enhances its effects and the results are seen the following day when we go to the toilet. The same results are not seen if we take any of those teas alone. 💡

      I am now trying out Yerba Mate tea as well – my lady healer friend introduced me to the Yerba Mate tea and she would put 1 Yerba Mate teabag + 1 Jiaogulan teabag into a mug/pot and drink together…wow, she said the Yerba Mate Tea gives her a lot of energy and she never got exhausted from giving healing massages throughout the day. I will write about the Yerba Mate tea later. Gosh…I am taking so many types of teas these days! 🙄

      This year, for the Chinese New Year cleaning and decluttering, I have more to do because we are also painting most parts of the house and doing some minor renovation works. With those teas, I find that I have lots more energy and my body aches/pains heal much better, much faster! But I have to drink at least 2 to 3 cups of the Jiaogulan and Kuding Cha teas.

      Oh, my husband is going to Singapore for a meeting next week, and I told my nephew there in Singapore to buy 3 kilos of Kuding Cha for him to bring back to me. 😆 My nephew checked out the prices at Gainswell…it seems 150gm of Kuding Cha is $5-80 in loose plastic bag packaging, while the box of 100gm is selling at $4-80.

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 44

        George Tan said,

        Hi happyhomemaker,

        This is the link to Gainswell locations in Singapore (http://www.beesbrand.com.sg/location.htm).

        Their storage and package room is 1 to 2 doors away from the main office (in Upper Cross Street). Ask your nephew to call the main office and see if can they pack and sell you the tea in 1kg or 3 kg package and at a better price.

        Regards,
        George

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      • 45

        Hi there, dear George 😀

        Thank you for the link. I will be sure to ask my nephew to check it out. I already told him to get a special price for 3 kilos of Kuding Cha. I am not sure which branch he went to earlier. 😉

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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  19. 46

    Theresa said,

    Good morning Choesf,

    I see that you are busy as a bee. It’s good that the tea is giving you vital energy. And thanks for taking time out to reply to these numerous questions on this site from me and all your other readers.

    Great that your husband will be helping you to stock up on tea leaves. We will all need it for the rounds of endless eating during the up coming Lunar New Year celebrations.

    What about Jiaogulan tea? Have your husband bring some back too. I buy my loose Jiaogulan tea in its original package of 600 grams at S$1.60 per 100g.

    This morning I brew a mixed pot of tea using 3 tsp of loose Jiaogulan and 2 sticks of Kuding. I did not use the Jiaogulan tea bag thinking it might get too bitter.

    Enjoy the rest of your day even if you are busy. 🙂 😀

    -Theresa

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    • 47

      Good morning, dear Theresa 😀

      How do you find the combo of Jiaogulan Tea and Kuding Cha? Felt anything different? Heheh, I told my husband to just get Kuding Cha from Singapore because it’s really terribly expensive here. Loose Jiaogulan Tea is not so costly in price – about RM8 for 100gm. 😉

      Now that the mandarin oranges are available for the Chinese New Year, my husband is eating too many oranges 🙄 and I don’t foresee his blood sugar level to go down when he takes his blood test in a week’s time or so. Moreover, I am not giving him enough Kuding Cha as I’d love to as I am so busy with CNY preparations. 😳

      Take care and do have a lovely day! I’m glad today is a public holiday here in Malaysia and I can get my “soldiers” (children) to help me the whole day today! 😆

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    • 48

      George Tan said,

      HI Theresa,

      May I know where did you buy your jiaogulan leaves as they are cheaper than where I bought them.

      Thanks

      George

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  20. 49

    Theresa said,

    Hello George,

    I go to a small medical hall that is on New Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street. The shop is on New Bridge Road facing Yue Hua store. It is right next door to Hotel 81. The Shop is called Teck Yin Soon Chinese Medical Hall. 德仁信中藥行私人有限公司. It is not that far from the medical hall where you buy your tea from.

    The first time when I bought the loose jiaogulan cha, it was at $1.80 for 100gram. The last time I bought a 600g package for $1.60 per 100g. It is in its original package.

    ~Theresa

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    Here is the initial positive feedback from my nephew in Singapore who started drinking Kuding Cha when I asked him to buy 2 kg of it before the Chinese New Year 😀 ===>

    1) both his wife and him are vegans and they are not overweight at all. However, after drinking just 1 stick of Kuding Cha after lunch and sometimes after dinner, they have lost some weight…looking even slimmer.

    2) my nephew has been suffering from indigestion and bloatedness for quite a long time and no remedy seemed to help that problem. He was so bloated until his pants were too tight and his face was all puffed up. After taking Kuding Cha, his indigestion and bloatedness have all gone away! How wonderful!

    3) my nephew’s colleague, who was quite overweight, lost 5kg in just one month of taking 1 stick of Kuding Cha on weekdays after lunch. 😯

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    • 52

      George Tan said,

      Hi happyhomemaker88,

      I like the ways you test a herb and post its benefits. May I have your permission to use these benefits (of kuding cha) on my blog so that everyone can read that other people are also benefiting from this wonderful tea other than me?

      Thank you.

      George

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      • 53

        Good morning, dear George 😀

        Of course, you can share my findings at your blog – it is good to spread the word around on using such a wonderful, simple tea for good health…but, I really appreciate the fact that you were the one that introduced Kuding Cha to me in the first place! ** 2 thumbs up **

        Do have a lovely day!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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      • 54

        P.S. George, I just noticed that your blog link to your username here in the comments is not working…maybe you have to edit the link? Just copy your blog link and omit the “@”…this way, my readers can find your useful blog, too. 😉

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    • 55

      George Tan said,

      Thank you happyhomemaker.

      Typed my blog wrongly. Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

      Regards,
      George

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  22. 57

    ifeoma said,

    pls i was just introduced to dis tea today, my question is can some try for conception drink this kuding tea. Pls reply me before i can start taking it

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    • 58

      Hi there, dear ifeoma 😀

      According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, when one is trying to conceive, one should not consume “cooling” or yin food and drinks. This Kuding Cha is extremely cooling and will not help with conception. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  23. 59

    Adeluse famokun said,

    The taste is not as bad as claimed. I even enjoy the after taste flavor. It has improved my digestion. I have recommended it to my wife.

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    • 60

      Hi there, dear Adeluse 😀

      Thank you for your feedback in drinking this Kuding tea. Yes, the bitterness is not too bad after all. For some, they can’t take the bitterness at all, e.g. my eldest daughter would gag and she doesn’t like the taste at all, no matter how much Jiaogulan Tea I put in to mask the Kuding taste.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

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  24. 63

    jocelyn ng said,

    Hi I am yr reader and am interested in the tes recommend cause my mum gt diabeti and high cholesterol however was worried abt the ” colling” effect. Does it mean tt it can’t be taken?

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    • 64

      Hi there, dear Jocelyn 😀

      If your mom is worried about the cooling effect, perhaps she can take just 1 cm long of Kuding Cha, instead of 1 stick (which is about 3 to 4 cm long) ?

      Take the Kuding Cha together with the Jiaogulan Tea, i.e. put them together in a cup and pour boiling water over. Steep for 15 minutes or until the tea is cool for drinking.

      To prevent the lightheadedness felt when it is too cooling for some people to take, drink the tea after a main meal like lunch or/and dinner – it’s very effective for weight loss and cutting the oil/cholesterol this way, too. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  25. 65

    jocelyn ng said,

    Hi thanks so much for your reply. Can u also let me know how many teaspoon of jiaogulan tea should I put? On a side note, my boyfriend also very interested with the removal of gallstones method which u have introduced in 2009. Have u still continue with such method? I gues all steps are pretty easy too follow except one which are to mixe olive oil and lemon step, seems quite ” hard” to swallow

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    • 66

      Hi there, dear Jocelyn 😀

      For one cup or coffee mug of Jiaogulan – use 1 teaspoon of the loose tea or 1 teabag. 😉

      Yes, I am still continuing with my natural gallbladder flushes – in fact, I just completed my 8th gallbladder flush about 2 weeks ago. Yes, the worst part about the flush is not going hungry but drinking the Olive Oil/Lemon Juice! Yuck! 😳

      The Epsom Salts taste awful, too – nothing like salt taste but some awful chemical taste! 🙄

      Good Luck to your boyfriend should he try this flush. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  26. 67

    Jocelyn said,

    Thanks, do u have any information where to get Epsom salts in Singapore?

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    • 68

      You are most welcome, dear Jocelyn. I would think that Epsom Salts can be purchased from pharmacies in Singapore, as in here in Malaysia. 😉

      Do have a lovely day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  27. 69

    Gladys said,

    Hi choesf and george,
    Was browsing for kuding info and found your blog. Is indeed so informative 🙂 I am interested to kick start this regime on my husband since he got high blood pressure and obesity problem. But before that, it would be nice if you help me with the following:-

    Should I start off with combination of kuding and jugulan tea? Or is it better to start with Kuding tea?

    I was thinking to use thermos to soak the tea for an hour (his traveling time from home to office) then he can enjoy his tea in his office.

    Do you think is good enough to drink just 500ml added with 1 stick of Kuding on a daily basis or alternate days?

    Because he is also taking his blood pressure medication, I was thinking to get him drink it 2 hours before his medication. If not, I think I can get him to drink after dinner 1 to 2 hours later ba.

    Many Thanks!

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    • 70

      Hi there, dear Gladys 😀

      Pending George’s input, here are my views. 😉

      I am not sure which tea to start first for your husband 😳 … because my family was already on the Jiaogulan Tea daily and I only added in the Kuding tea, which I make together with the Jiaogulan Tea.

      But since your husband is drinking these 2 teas for the first time, maybe you can start him on the Jiaogulan Tea daily for 2 weeks first. See how he feels when he drinks the tea, i.e. observe if there are any negative effects.

      After that, stop the Jiaogulan Tea and drink the Kuding Cha…it is really nasty and bitter tasting, so you may want to start him with half a stick or 1 stick (if he doesn’t mind the taste). Try this for about 3 days to see if he feels giddy or not, or he experiences any cramps as this tea is very cooling. Best is to drink it after a meal.

      After that, you can make a combination of the 2 teas, because the loose leaf Jiaogulan Tea actually makes the Kuding Cha easier to drink.

      For the past 2 months, my husband drinks a cup of 1 teabag Jiaogulan Tea and 2 – 3 sticks of Kuding Cha every day after lunch and he refills the cup with more water for a second round to drink. At home, sometimes he will have more, if my children has not finished the daily jug of Jiaogulan/Kuding Cha that I had made. I believe the Kuding Cha has helped with his blood sugar level, which has gone down from 7.2 to 6.2…he is also losing some weight and belly fat. 😆

      Do have a wonderful day!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 71

        Gladys said,

        Thanks Chosef!! I just bought both jiaogulan tea and kuding tea from bee’s today 😉 excited to try out your suggestions tomorrow 😉 I guess for the first 2 week I will start off with 1 teaspoon of loose JGL loose tea mixed with 400ml of water daily basis ba.

        Keep you posted on the outcome.
        Cheers!

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      • 72

        Good morning, dear Gladys 😀

        I’m glad you bought your Jiaogulan and Kuding leaves already. Hope you and your hubby will see the benefits of consuming those teas, too! 😉

        Do have a lovely day!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    • 73

      george tan said,

      Hi Gladys,

      Please follow mdm happyhomemaker’s advice. It is best to try individual tea first, afterwhich, you then adjust the teas according to your husband’s needs.

      Happy for you happyhomemaker. Looks like your husband’s blood sugar is normal now. In Singapore, if your HbA1c is <6.5, it is considered as normal. My reading is still in the 6.5-6.6 range as I cannot drink too much of kuding cha, but I am happy that my condition is stable and kuding cha is my medicine.

      Take care everyone and enjoy your tea.

      George

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      • 74

        Hi there, dear George 😀

        I’m glad, too, that your blood sugar level is stable. My husband will be going for another round of blood tests this weekend and we hope they will go well. 😉

        Do have a lovely week ahead!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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  28. 75

    george tan said,

    Hi Madam happyhomemaker,

    I have just learned another plant call Andrographis puniculata or chuan xin lian (穿心莲) or Hempudu Bumi and Pokok Cerita in Malaysia. Its nickname is King of Bitters as it is so much bitter than kuding cha, according to my friend who introduced this plant to me.

    The story behind this discovery was my friend’s father, in his 70s or 80s, had a fall and his leg was swollen. For 2 months, western and eastern doctors could not help him until one day someone told him to drink a tea of this plant. He drank for 2 days and the swelling went down. This someone also told him that this plant is very effective for a lot of diseases and illnesses.

    iHerb is selling this herb and most of the users confirmed its effectiveness on cold, flu, pneumonia, sinus, lyme disease, anti-inflammatory (arthritis), allergy symptoms.

    Elsewhere, tests and research were done on this herb on Hepatitis B and liver problem, cholesterol, diabetes and all turned out to be positive.

    Have you or anyone heard about this plant because when I googled, there were quite a few Malaysian sites came up, including a Malaysian research paper?

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    George

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    • 76

      Hi there, dear George 😀

      Yes, I have heard about this herb for more than 10 years now, but I have never tried nor used it before 😳 . Thank you for sharing your information on that – it seems to be very good for a number of ailments. Now, we have another useful herb to try out. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    • 77

      George Tan said,

      Hi everyone,

      My friend had just clarified that the plant that helped his father with his swollen leg is not chuan xin lian but a plant that mdm happyhomemaker had talked before. It is BASIL.

      A thousand apologies for my mistake.

      One of the benefits of basil is anti-inflammatory effects and this is the proof.

      Regards,
      George

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      • 78

        Hi there, dear George 😀

        Thank you for your clarification – no problem there, the xin chuan lin is also a good herb. 😉

        Which basil did your friend take? The Holy Basil that I had posted about earlier?

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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      • 79

        George Tan said,

        Hi madam happyhomemaker,

        Sorry I am not into basil plants yet. My friend’s father used the basil leaves with small yellow flowers. Hope this helps.

        Regards,
        George

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  29. 80

    ngozichi anyahuru said,

    i am a nigerian and i was also introduced to this kuding plus tea, i feel enegetic each time i take it especially when am weak. Can kuding tea be taken every day?

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    • 81

      Hi there, dear Ngozichi 😀

      I am glad that you have found Kuding tea to take. If you find that it works well for you, you can take it every day. My lady healer friend said it can be consumed daily. 💡

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  30. 82

    Gladys said,

    Hi Choesf and George,
    How are things getting on at your side? Just to send some updates on my side here. Following choesf’s advice, I started my hubby’s drinking regime on 4th September with JGL alone on one mug daily for two weeks and then changed to Kuding for around 5 days.
    1ST REVIEW: During this period, he will rush to the toilet almost quite instantly after he finished the drink, estimated around two or three trips. I believe is due to the effectiveness of tea to detoxify the body badly (o”,)

    However, to much coincidence, the first day when I combined both JGL + Kuding, my hubby suffered a gout attack on the following day and he suspected is due to the combo tea so he stopped drinking for one day. He stopped also due to the fact that he needs to take the gout medicine to flush out the uric acid. But I believe the tea got nothing to do with the attack cause I read that tea is not included in the forbidden food list for gout.
    Thereafter, I continued the regime with the combo tea on a one mug approx (400ml) on a daily basis for a good two weeks.
    2ND REVIEW: At this stage, my hubby no longer has to rush to the toilet as he used to do in the beginning of the regime. According to him, his bowel movements are much more smooth and more frequent now. However, I measured his weight and it seemed that there was no reduction at all. I suspect it got to do with his diet, still eating fried food and also occasionally like to eat late suppers or snacks during late nights. In view of this, I decided to hold on to the blood pressure reading to avoid any disappointment at this time. (-,-)

    So starting on the third week of combo tea, I decided to increase drinking to two mugs (after lunch and after dinner respectively) on a daily basis. So far, everything has been doing ok. However, my hubby feedback to me that he find the tea taste unbearably bitter as I was using tea strainer (the metal wired ball type) to simmer for around 15 mins. Hence, I tried to reduce the simmering to 4 mins and it tasted a lot better. Recently I tried using tea bag instead sometimes to simmer for around 10 mins. It turned that the taste is even better.

    3RD REVIEW: My hubby told me that he used to feel very bloated after every meal. He now revealed that his bloating problems has gone. So far, he is quite happy with the positive things bringing to his health. I will be taking his blood pressure in another couple of weeks time. Hopefully, there will be some good news at my next update. Do stay tuned…. (-“o”-)

    Last but not least, I will like to thank Choesf for your detailed advice and George for sharing so much insightful information 🙂 Btw, I am quite interested in Andrographis puniculata or chuan xin lian (穿心莲) which George earlier mentioned. I wonder can ppl with high blood & ureic acid try it?
    Have anyone tried on it and know where to purchase? Care to share the experience with me?

    Cheers to Good Health 🙂

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    • 83

      Hi there, dear Gladys 😀

      Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback here. Although your husband was off to a little rocky start, I am happy that he has gotten used to the teas and are feeling better since drinking them. 😀

      My husband would suffer gout attacks now and then, but they were always caused by him not drinking enough water for the day. As the Kuding Cha is a diuretic, I think he had the gout attacks because he was suddenly eliminating more?

      Both the teas are very good for getting rid of oils and the more oily foods one consumes, the more bowel movements there will be. 😉

      About the Andrographis puniculata or chuan xin lian (穿心莲), I have found out that it is called “Snake Grass” in Cantonese or Hempedu Bumi (very good for body heatiness and sore throats) and one of my friend’s family grows a lot of that in their compound and her father would dry them to make into capsules. He takes a few capsules every day and although he is 86 years old, he is as healthy and strong as an ox! I tried to take some plants to grow in my compound but they died. I have asked my friend to grow in a pot and bring the whole pot to me. 😳

      Good Luck with your husband’s blood pressure reading!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    • 84

      George Tan said,

      Hi Gladys,

      Sorry for my mistake for introducing chuan xin lian when in fact the correct plant should be basil (post #73).

      But be assured that chuan xin lian is also a very good plant. I have tried it and the taste is similar to kuding cha. Both are bitter except chuan xin lian has another spicy mint taste maybe because of the fresh leaves. To me, it is more cooling. 2 or 3 leaves can make a cup of tea.

      If one cannot buy kuding tea, chuan xin lian is a good alternative as their properties are about the same. Both are cooling, good for sore throat and heatiness, and best of all, you can grow chuan xin lian in your garden and make tea anytime.

      Regards,
      George

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  31. 85

    Crescentia makamure said,

    This is what i have been looking for with all i have read i am rest assured that my health problems will be a thing of the past soon

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  32. 87

    Hello Happy Homemaker,
    I found your blog quite by accident when I was looking up some information on ku ding cha. I have been using it for several years, and it has always helped keep me healthy as a martial artist and teacher. I usually brew it with gun powder green tea — does this cancel out any effects? Should the ku ding cha be brewed by itself? Thanks …

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    • 88

      Hi there, dear icekoldebassman 😀

      I am glad that you have been drinking kuding cha for a few years already – it is a really healthy, detoxifying and energising tea! It should be alright for you to combine the green tea together with the kuding cha – however, do bear in mind that both green tea and kuding cha are “cooling” in nature to the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine if drank on a long term basis…but if you do not have any health problems so far with drinking or you take heaty foods that are baked, fried or roasted regularly, then it should be alright as the foods and the teas will balance each other off. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Lin said,

    Hi. How do you store the dried kuding leaves? I bought the kuding tea from Mid Valley as suggested in your blog 🙂 I noticed that it is written on the pack that it has to be kept in freezer. Do you keep it in the freezer ? I just noticed it when I get home. Didn’t manage to ask the shop assistant. Hope you able to clarify. Thanks.

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  34. 91

    H. N. Rastogi said,

    Hi to all. Just two days ago I started to take the Ku Ding tea twice a day after a lot of coaxing by my friend to help reduce my High BP. In the blogs I do not understand what “cooling” means, I drink it a little lukewarm. So far it’s too early to notice any effects. Please advise is this cooling done while the liquid is in my system or what?
    I am so wishing and praying that it will bring my BP down. Thanks.

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    • 92

      Hi there, dear H. N. Rastogi 😀

      “Cooling” in Traditional Chinese Medicine means a condition of our body system. Ideally, our body should be balanced in terms of “cooling” and “heatiness”…but most of the time, due to the foods and drinks that we consume, the condition of our body system would follow the type of diet that we follow and even the type of weather. Here is a link to some explanation 💡 –

      What does “heaty” and “cooling” means in Traditional Chinese Medicine ?

      For example, eating roasted, baked, fried or grilled foods is considered heaty. Watermelons is considered cooling. Symptoms of a heaty body can be sore throats, headaches, or sore gums. Ku Ding tea is considered in the cooling group.

      Hope this tea will bring your blood pressure down!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 93

        HNR said,

        Hi 🙂 thanks for the explanation.I kind of knew what they were talking about but wanted a nod from someone that yes that exactly what it means. I am looking forward for it to work for me. It’s diuretic quality is not good for me (although one other quality that it has caffeine is not good either, but I’ll have to live with it since all Teas have caffeine) because I’m taking a pill for BP which has 6.25 mg of diuretic in addition to Ziac 5mg. In any case I will try Ku Ding for 3 months and then wait and see the results. 🙂
        Happy New Year to all users.Bye
        HNR

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      • 94

        Hi there, dear HNR 😀

        You are most welcome to the explanation. If you are taking Western medicine already, drink the Kuding Cha 3 hours before or after taking the Kuding Cha….this is to prevent the Western medicine and the tea from contra-indicating each other and from them having a double diuretic effect on your body. Try to drink more water when you are on this tea. 😉

        Good Luck!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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      • 95

        george tan said,

        Hi everyone,

        A local health article (in Singapore) on brewing tea for the elders has this to say about heatiness and coldness:

        If your constitution is “warm” or you have a yin deficiency, you tend to have dizziness, bad breath, a red tongue, mouth ulcers, a dry mouth and throat, a sensation of heat in the palms of the hands or soles of the feet, dry stool, dark and scanty urine, night sweats and insomnia.

        If your constitution is “cold” or you have a yang deficiency, you tend to have a pale complexion, a pale tongue, cold extremities, loose stool, excessive urine, profuse sweating, a low tolerance for cold temperatures, shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue.

        Through my observations (hope I am right), see the color of the tea that you made for an indication of warm or cold.

        1) if the color of tea is clear or slightly yellowish or greenish, then most likely the tea is ‘cooling’. Example chrysanthemum, ginger, kuding, ginseng or green tea.

        2) if the color of tea is dark, brown or red, then most likely the tea is ‘warm’. Example, pu er, Ceylon, red date or wolfberry.

        As I am sensitive to “cooling” tea, I will try not to drink clear color tea twice in a day. It will be one clear tea and one dark tea or 2 dark teas.

        Regards,
        George

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      • 96

        Good morning, dear Jonathan 😀

        Thank you so much for sharing your information on brewing tea and their cold-heaty details. Ah, no wonder I started having slight gum aches after drinking aged Puer for a week. Since you introduced the Puer some time back, my family has come to love drinking Puer tea after a meal. I have also started a collection of Puer tea cakes from various years of production, districts and type. 😉

        I am like you, the sensitive to cooling tea type…I get light headed if I drink cooling teas like the green tea. I will do like what you had mentioned ===> for balance, drink more dark tea to balance the light/cooling tea during a day. Great tip there! 😀

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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    Wayne T. said,

    Hello..

    My first time posting here.. I have been following your blog on Jioagulian tea when I started doing research on following a friend’s recommendation on taking it in pill form (from the USA). I found the tea much nicer and of course being Chinese (from JB, then Penang), I wanted to find the original tea. It was difficult finding the tea even in Singapore until I came across your blog and info you (and George Tan) provided gave me hopes in finding reasonable prices.

    I was in a shop yesterday called Amoy Exchange located at Blk 48 Sims Place #01-157 in Singapore to buy some Jiaogulian tea when I noticed the Kuding tea. The proprietor said that it is ok to combine the two. The Jiaogulian tea is loose in a bag. It costs S$8 a bag but the quality is good because the leaves expand. He said that the lower priced ones include stems and twigs and are not good. I made some tea yesterday and I see what he means.

    It is good to learn that the old ways is back in ‘fashion’. So much of the herbs that the western world is promoting for health stems back to our Chinese understanding and traditions.

    Thank you for your blog !

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    Ok. I remember the effects of Kuding tea now as I sip my mixture of Jiaohulian and Kuding. I did remember when I took Kuding about a year ago about rumbly stomachs and a mad dash for the bathroom. That feeling is rumbling in my tummy as I type this now. :p

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  37. 99

    Interestingly I posted this below using Firefox and the above comment using Chrome and both gave me a post count of 97.

    Anyway, the comment on Firefox mysteriously disappeared so I shall post it here as well…

    ================

    Hello..

    My first time posting here.. I have been following your blog on Jioagulian tea when I started doing research on following a friend’s recommendation on taking it in pill form (from the USA). I found the tea much nicer and of course being Chinese (from JB, then Penang), I wanted to find the original tea. It was difficult finding the tea even in Singapore until I came across your blog and info you (and George Tan) provided gave me hopes in finding reasonable prices.

    I was in a shop yesterday called
    Amoy Exchange located at Blk 48 Sims Place #01-157 in Singapore

    to buy some Jiaogulian tea when I noticed the Kuding tea. The proprietor said that it is ok to combine the two. The Jiaogulian tea is loose in a bag. It costs S$8 a bag but the quality is good because the leaves expand. He said that the lower priced ones include stems and twigs and are not good. I made some tea yesterday and I see what he means.

    It is good to learn that the old ways is back in ‘fashion’. So much of the herbs that the western world is promoting for health stems back to our Chinese understanding and traditions.

    Thank you for your blog !

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    • 100

      Hi there, dear Wayne Wia-Ling 😀

      Thank you so much for taking taking the time to comment here and for the tip on buying Kuding Cha at Amoy Exchange. 😀

      Yes, it is good to try various Chinese herbal ways for good health purposes. So many young people (my children included) are quite ignorant about the knowledge of simple Chinese herbal teas or tisanes that are really good for health as quite a lot of these natural remedies for health is getting lost with the passing of the older generations.

      Many of these herbs actually grow wild and are quite commonly found in most places in Malaysia, e.g. the South African Leaf plants (Nam Fei Yip in Cantonese), the Acanthopanax Trifoliatus (Sam Kar Pei) and the Strobilanthes Crispus (Black Faced General or Hark Min Jeong Kwan).

      I find that the Jiaogulan Tea seems to have a “multiplier” effect on the herb that it is paired with…for example, my healer lady friend combines Jiaogulan with Yerba Mate and that combination gave her super strength in her daily massage therapies for her clients.

      I often pair Jiaogulan with Kuding Cha most of the time. 😉

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

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  38. 101

    abimbola said,

    please where can i buy kudin cha in nigeria

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  39. 103

    Esther said,

    I started drinking kuding tea last month because my period were so painful,since last month I don’t feel. Any pain anymore

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    David said,

    Hi,
    I’ve been following this blog – in my research on Kuding Tea.
    From my last travel to Hainan island, China, (this year 2014) my wife & I bought boxes of Kuding Tea.

    • Kuding Cha dried leaves
    • High quality selection from WuZhiShan, Hainan
    • Bought from medicinal hall on location

    In our first Hainan visit, we bought a supermarket version of Kuding Tea to try, after reading so much about it. From all your contributions here and in other sites online..

    That was why we returned to buy the authentic, better quality KDTea this time round.

    You can see the boxes of Kuding Tea we’re selling away here:

    http://singapore.craigslist.com.sg/hab/4630996430.html

    This is not an unsolicited ad. My wife & I believe in the health-supporting properties of Kuding Cha and am sharing here to sell these boxes (only 3 boxes) to you here.

    Thanks and cheers to our health & beauty! 🙂

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    • 106

      Hi there, dear David 😀

      Thank you for sharing here those 3 beautiful boxes of high quality Kuding Cha for sale. I am sure the tea tastes good, too. I got my nephew to buy 2.5 kg of Kuding Cha from Singapore about 2 years ago and I still have many packets to go.

      What is the weight of the Kuding Cha in the small and large boxes ❓

      With best wishes for good health and beauty,

      choesf 😀

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      • 107

        Jay said,

        I use both jiaogulan and kuding cha…these are very powerful herbs! I usually give them a rinse first before brewing like with Chinese tea. I just tried them together, then read that your friend said they were ok together! Thanks for sharing that info 🙂

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  41. 108

    it prolongs life n free from diseases and illnesses. stay fit and healthy

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    Sharon Lai said,

    Dear Choesf,
    I read with much interest in both the jiaogulan and kuding teas and understand that they are good for controlling hbp & diabetes. I have hbp and diabetes; and since last year also bronchitis and serious wind problem (constant belching on a daily basis!). I am on several meds and inhaler for all these health issues. And my lungs have been weakened due to bronchitis 😦

    My question: can I consume this jiaogulan & kuding teas? If yes, what kind of quantity and frequency should I start with? I live in KL and would be grateful if you could advise where I could buy both these teas in loose form. I am quite wary about tea bags due to chemical bleaching of those bags!

    Thank you; and I look forward to your kind reply.

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    • 111

      Good morning, dear Sharon 😀

      I am so sorry to hear of your various ailments 😦 and I really hope you can heal from them! When I read your comments, the first thing that came to my mind was that “Diatomaceous Earth” or DE in short may just be the solution for you, i.e. if you are willing to take it. I wrote about DE earlier at the link below and if you read the comments at the end of that post…there are a lot of good feedback from people taking it.

      Amazing Natural Amorphous Diatomaceous Earth That Is Good For Almost Anything

      But only if you dare to try it as you are on so many medications. But you can post any queries there and I will try my best to answer to the best of my knowledge. Later this month, my husband and I will be taking our blood tests to see if our cholesterol and triglycerides have dropped as a result of the DE. We have been taking it for the 7th week already. So far, both our BP levels have dropped to good levels and even with my husband’s BP medication halved.

      If you have a blood pressure machine at home, you will be able to monitor your BP. I also read that the DE is good for people with bronchitis – I will find that information somewhere and post the link here for you.

      However, if you decide not to go for DE and prefer using Kuding Cha and Jiaogulan teas instead, you can try them out, too. Make sure to give a 4 hour gap between taking your medications and drinking your teas.

      The loose leaf Jiaogulan Tea can be purchased from Effective Herbs located on the Lower Ground Floor of 1 Utama – at the old wing, and opposite Melaka Corner…same row as McDonalds. They actually call Jiaogulan Tea “Gynostemma Tea” and so, you look for it there. It is in a clear plastic container and there is 100gm in a jar and costs about RM11.

      I find that DE has the fastest effect compared to both the teas. You can buy DE online from a local supplier here :-

      DE Malaysia

      They will send your order by PosLaju.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

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      • 112

        P.S. Sharon, I read that Silica supplementation can help repair and maintain vital lung tissues. Silica also reduces inflammation in bronchitis – DE is also known as Silica 💡

        Here are some links to DE and bronchitis :-

        http://www.diatomaceousearthfoodgrade.com/treat-bronchitis-with-silica/

        http://www.earthworkshealth.com/human-use.php

        The lady, LeViolinist, who started a thread at the forum below on taking Diatomaceous Earth effects…got healed from asthma after taking DE for months. The thread has 50-over pages (after 17 months of taking DE) but it has very good feedback and information 💡 ===>

        Timebomb2000 Forum – Health Results of Taking Diatomaceous Earth for 4 months

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      • 113

        P.S. Sorry, Sharon, for missing out on your wind problem 😳 – in my family, I am always the one suffering from stomach bloatedness and I burped a lot also – even when drinking a few sips of water, I would burped.

        Just before taking DE, I was suffering from a constant bloated stomach for 2 weeks and taking my usual apple cider vinegar, lemon juice water, Jiaogulan/Kuding Teas, antacid pills, etc didn’t help at all. My stomach felt like a rock and expanded until my diaphragm was pushing up against my lungs and I couldn’t take deep breaths. Luckily, I ordered some DE and on the first day I took DE, my bloatedness was completely gone! Nowadays, I hardly suffer from stomach bloatedness or wind. 😀

        However, as with anything that we newly take for health, it will come with some healing crises …

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    Sharon Lai said,

    Many thanks for your prompt reply Choesf! Really appreciate that very much.

    I am writing this from my hospital bed, as a matter of fact. Got warded since last Saturday night due to exceedingly high BP, giddiness and feeling weak. BP now stabilized and I should be discharged this afternoon.

    I had told my doc about my serious belching problem too, and she ordered a UBT (urea breath test) done. Guess what? There are nasty HPylori bacteria in my guts and the reading is rather high above the normal reference range! Geez!…one issue after another. I have loads of meds to take including a1-week course of special antibiotics for HPylori as well. Now I am rather worried and concerned about the good bacteria in my guts being compromised due to consuming so much of meds, especially strong antibiotics.

    I am seriously considering taking DE to ease my BP, diabetes and lung problems after reading the info shared by your good self and your readers. Do you think it would help with my HPylori issue as well?

    As for those teas, I do wish to include them in my family’s diet as well for health maintenance and prevention purpose. I may go search for them at a tea merchant’s shop near Pearl Point in Old Klang Road, failing which I will go to that place that you mentioned above.

    Meanwhile, thank you very much for all your wonderful sharing and caring. Cheers!

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    • 115

      You are most welcome to the information here, dear Sharon. Oh no, you are in the hospital? 😦

      I, too, tested positive for H.Pylori bacteria back in 2009 when I had a stomach scope done, and I was given a 10-day antibiotic for it. Since then, I am quite sure I must have caught it quite often because of our culture of sharing food here at tables, this bacteria is quite easily passed around without us knowing about it. I remembered I felt so sickly and weak after finishing that strong antibiotic. 😦

      DE works perfectly in removing bacteria and parasites from our stomach and intestines. If you do a Google search for “Diatomaceous Earth removes H Pylori Bacteria”…you will find more information. 💡

      Now that I have my family taking DE, I don’t have to worry too much about us having parasites and bacteria in our gut; and in addition, DE is a good, cheap health supplement we can take.

      Take care and get well soon!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    Sharon Lai said,

    Dear Choesf,
    I checked out the link on DE that you shared above and am happy to know that it can help in most health issues that I am having currently.

    Fyi, after completing my 1-week course of antibiotics for HPylori I am supposed to stay clear of any other antibiotics for at least 4 weeks; after which I have to do the UBT again to confirm if the HPylori has been totally eradicated.

    My question: do I start taking DE after completing the 1-week course of antibiotics OR after the UBT is done 4 weeks later?

    Thank you Choesf, and have a blessed day😀

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    • 117

      Hi there, dear Sharon 😀

      I also hope that you will benefit greatly from taking DE as well. However, I am not sure if you should take it after you finish your antibiotics or wait for 4 weeks 😳

      If you have the time, it will be good if you can do your own research about DE to learn about its possible healing crises and effects when you start on DE and as time goes on. Then decide if you want to start right after your antibiotics is completed or wait until the UBT is done.

      Take your time…I am just worried that you may still be too “under the weather” to put up with the effects of headaches, flu-like, aching joints or fever types of side effects arising from the toxins released by the parasitic die-off. See how you feel after finishing your antibiotics and then decide for yourself if you are ready to take the DE. Listen to your body.

      Good Luck with DE!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 118

        P.S. While I had mild headaches when I started taking DE, my husband and youngest daughter did not report any negative side effects from the parasitic die-off…they felt normal. So, you may or may not suffer at the beginning.

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      • 119

        Sharon Lai said,

        Dear Choesf,
        I am back home now and continuing with my antibiotics.

        Thank you so much for your kind guidance. I will monitor my condition for the time being before embarking on anything else, as I have to abstain from some foods before doing the UBT.

        Meanwhile, I am seriously checking out DE and I do have faith that it could help me in a lot of ways. Am so glad and grateful to have discovered your blog, Choesf ☺️

        Thank you!

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  45. 120

    P.S. Be sure to take probiotics when you finished your antibiotics 💡

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    Sharon Lai said,

    Dear Choesf,
    Just saw your reply @125. Grateful indeed for your kind advice and sharing of those links on probiotics info.

    I have another week of antibiotics to complete and then 4 weeks later do the UBT. I can’t wait to get started on DE and am counting the days…lol. I have already contacted the person supplying DE locally and am pending my order until after UBT results come out.

    Hey! Thanks also for your kind offer to allow the use of your coupon code. Will keep that in mind should I need to use it later on.

    Meanwhile, you have a lovely day ya!

    Warmest regards,
    Sharon Lai

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    • 128

      Good evening, dear Sharon 😀

      You are most welcome anytime! I’m glad to share any good information/links and the iherb gift coupon code MLL655. I’m glad you have ordered your DE already and I am looking forward to your DE experience as well.

      My husband and I will be going for blood tests next week…hopefully, our cholesterol, triglycerides and urea acid would have gone down with DE also. So far, our blood pressure is maintaining a normal reading very well – my husband even recorded a lowered BP of 110/80 at the clinic two days ago despite having a cough and a cold. Mine is around 120/82 yesterday….compared to around 140/90 before I started DE. I am not on any BP meds, while my husband is now on 1 BP medication (Micardis), compared to 2 previously (Novasc and Micardis.)

      Hope your health will get better soon!

      Take care and do have a lovely weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  47. 129

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    mubaraka said,

    I wanted loosing weight and m tired of trying other tea’s are not working how can get this I hope it works from nigeria. Thanks

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    • 131

      Hi there, mubaraka 😀

      I am not sure where you can get this in Nigeria. But this Kuding Tea is really good for losing belly fat, as it worked for my husband!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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    george tan said,

    Hi Happyhomemaker and everyone,

    Followed my friend to China Hainan Island for a holiday last month as he checked out his parents’ houses over there.

    We went to Boao and surrounding area and it was like Singapore in the eighties and nineties. People living in villages are mostly farmers and sell their stuff in the town. These are the things that I noticed and I would like to share with everyone. Note that I am not referring to the whole of China, but only Hainan Island.

    1. All the people have real black hair. I do not think I had seen a bald head. Even my friend who is in his sixties, born and bred in Singapore, also has a head of real black hair.
    2. No one wears spectacles and non walks with a walking aid.
    3. All their food is fresh; they have no freezer in their home, I think, as I did not see one when I visited my friend’s friends.
    4. They do not use processed food, even chilli and garlic are hand cut and fresh.
    5. I did not see any drink packages there, soda or fruit. But I knew the provision shops there carried such items. Fruits are cheap and the island is famous for their teas – red tea, green tea, oolong tea. kuding cha, etc.
    6. No bakery except in big towns but provision shops sell biscuits. Most of them eat breakfast in the eateries.
    7. No medical hall (tcm) or clinic except 1 traditional massage clinic to treat injuries, 1 food supplement/medicine shop.
    8. Best of all, they are ‘free’ to do what they want. The government trust them so much that there is no traffic police or police except where there are a lot of tourists; most small towns do not have traffic lights. And the roads, so clean and tidy. Recycle bins are found on all roads, even in small towns. But one real headache is all the drivers like to horn to prevent accidents.
    9. The temperature there is just like Singapore and Malaysia, hot but not humid. They do not enjoy 4 seasons as other parts of China but later part of the year, the climate is cool as like in aircon room.
    10. The people there are honest and hardworking. They do not have rest days (Sat and Sun) like in Singapore and Malaysia. They can have many jobs and with the savings and money made from their produce, most of them will expand their homes or build new ones.

    My conclusion of their healthy lifestyle is due to their diet rather than weather, since my Singaporean friend also has real black hair, but with sickness associated with his age and local food. The humidity might play a part as one of my friends told me high humid may cause ache and pain to our bones and joints. This is quite true because when I was there, I did not feel any tightness to my joints. One day after returning to Singapore, my joint tightness has come back.

    The other thing I noticed was they like to eat a lot of garlic with black soy sauce. All their vegetables are cooked with sesame oil, whether stir-fried or fried. Most importantly, they eat fresh food and very little processed food.

    If you want to see pictures that I have taken, please go to http://j0035001-2.blogspot.sg/2015/06/walk-around-village-town-in-china.html

    Regards,
    George
    Singapore

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    • 133

      Good morning, dear George 😀

      Wow, that is such a lovely, in depth description of how life is on Hainan Island. Now, I want to visit that island and experience the lifestyle there for myself! So, it really means a lot if we eat foods that are as natural and as fresh as possible for good health. None of that processed stuff! Unfortunately, some of the processed stuff are delicious! Lol!

      On Hainan Island, it is a way of life for the people there and I think they plant and grow a lot of their food supply there? I also don’t think they use chemical pesticides or fertilisers, and they use organic ones.

      Sigh….I didn’t know that the humidity in our region can cause problems with joints. More reason for us to try and stay healthy here! Lol!

      Anyway, thank you very much for sharing your trip description to Boao – it was very insightful for me and I enjoyed reading it. 💡

      Do have a good weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 134

        george tan said,

        Hi everyone,

        If you have the chance, you must visit China Hainan. The people there are friendly and one should visit the village town and wet market where you will understand how they work, eat and live.

        You will be surprised some towns look just like parts of Malaysia. Not to mention you can buy all the fresh teas. Btw, their hainan chicken is different from here, not tender at all.

        Yes, one must eat all sorts of food but more good and less bad or you will not appreciate life. In Hainan, they would not miss processed food like cakes or international brand soda because all these products are difficult to find or none at all.

        It seems they do not use blenders or electrical cooking devices. Their kitchen is bare and chilli and garlic are all hand cut. So organic, I think, is not important to them.

        Their more up to date gadget should be the handphone. Other than that, there is no music or cinemas or other entertainment facilities in small towns. The sound you can hear is likely from the blasting horns and people talking, actual communication and not using their smart devices all the time.

        Regards,
        George

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    Victor said,

    Hi, I have gout and heard that it could be useful for me to try Kuding tea. I will be getting them soon but I am not a tea person and not sure how to prepare them. I understand you mention something about using 1 stick of the leaf for 300ml of water. But what do you mean by “steeping tea”. I tried to google, and I assume it means letting the tea leaves sit in hot water for a few minutes. You mention 2 hours? What do u recommend few minutes or hours??

    Victor from Singapore

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    • 136

      Hi there, Victor 😀

      Yes, steeping means letting the tea leaves sit in hot water for a while…usually at least 5 to 10 minutes. But for Kuding Cha, because the leaves are rolled up, it is better to steep them longer to get the maximum taste out. So, the longer the steeping time, the better.

      Nowadays, I give my husband 2 sticks of Kuding Cha mixed with 1 bag of Jiaogulan Tea in 300 ml of water – during weekdays only at mid afternoon. He takes his Western medicines in the morning and night and so, drinking these teas in the mid-afternoon is better to avoid clashing with his meds. On weekends, he take a break from drinking these teas.

      Just last weekend, my husband met up with his same aged schoolmate, who exercises a lot and smokes but he does not have any of the health ailments like my husband does (high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, gout). I was comparing the skin tone and facial complexion between the two of them and I noticed that my husband has got much better and clearer skin tone…to me, that is a sign of good detoxification and good blood circulation. 😉

      Take care and I hope you will also benefit from drinking Kuding Cha.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

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      • 137

        Victor said,

        Thanks, I just bough some from the Shanghai airport. But it’s so expensive compared to the 4.80sgd per 100g that you wrote. I got mine at 100rmb for 50g, that’s roughly 40sgd per 100g!

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  51. 138

    chichi said,

    where can i get d kudding in lagos nigeria and how much

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    Tay Bee Lian said,

    i have also heard good things about Kuding cha and am taking 1 stick a day which I continue to add hot water as I drink it. I am getting used to the bitter taste. My main aim is to reduce my blood sugar which is usually at 6.0 (not a healthy rating!)
    I buy my kuding cha from a chinese tea shop called Verse Cane which is on the basement level of Mahkota Parade in Malacca. The little shop is tucked under the escalator.
    Glad to meet fellow Kuding Cha drinkers!!

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    • 143

      Hi there, Bee Lian 😀

      I am glad that you found Kuding Cha in Melaka, too. Thank you for sharing the useful information on where to buy Kuding Cha in Melaka. It has a lot of health benefits in addition to regularising blood sugar. 💡

      Have a great weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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      • 144

        empressbrenda said,

        Hi, I would like to know if kuding teais the same as kuding plus tea? I just got 100grams from a chinese clinic for 68ghs in Ghana. Googling on it brought me to your educative selfless blog. Loving it so far.
        Brendaj

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      • 145

        Hi there, Brenda 😀

        I would think they are the same if the Kuding Plus Tea is in rolled tea leaves form. But if it is in powder form, then the “Plus” could mean additives have been added.

        Have a nice weekend!

        With best wishes,

        choesf 😀

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  55. 146

    Toluwani said,

    I took kuding 3 times the rate l urinate. in the night. increase what do l do

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    • 147

      Hi there, Toluwani 😀

      Yes, Kuding tea is a diuretic and our frequency of urination increases. We need to drink more water to stay hydrated, and we should drink the tea early during the day to prevent frequent visits to the bathroom at night.

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

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  56. 148

    george tan said,

    Hi everyone,

    Just to clarify. Fat is removed from your body by the process of turning it into water and carbon gas.

    Hence when you drink kuding cha, the urine is actually from your fat unless you exercise, then you will perspire a lot.

    You may notice that even if you urinate a lot, you do not feel very thirsty. You may also fart more than usual as the carbon gas needs to be released.

    George,
    Singapore

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  57. 150

    Muhammad B Salleh said,

    the best ever tea, very bitter. luv it ! I have been drinking for nearly 2 years. Can buy at Chinese tea shop, basement of Empire Complex Subang Jaya

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    • 151

      Hi there, Muhammad 😀

      Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with Kuding tea, and your helpful tip on where we can buy this tea as well!

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀

      Like

  58. 152

    The Bee Man said,

    Hello Happyhomemaker

    I started taking Ku Ding Cha a month ago and have lost some body weight and my health is optimum. Also my skin is glowing..this tea is very beneficial and is a magic tea.

    Kay S

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    • 153

      Hello there, Kay S 😀

      Thank you for sharing your experience here with taking Kuding Cha. I am so glad to hear that you have benefitted so much from drinking this amazing tea. 👏

      Have a great weekend!

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀

      Like


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