Cassia seed Solid Drink
What Are Cassia Seeds?
The seeds of the Cassia plant are known as jue ming zi in China and were used extensively in ancient Chinese medicine for its curing properties. These small seeds vary in color from brownish green, yellow to dark brown. These seeds have a salty, sweet and slightly bitter taste.
Cassia seeds are usually cleaned and dried before use and can be utilized either directly or in powdered form for extracting its goodness easily. It can also be used as a substitute for your regular coffee by roasting and grinding the dried seeds. This seed is also known by its Latin name, Semen Cassiae
Benefits Of Cassia Seed:
1. Improves Digestion Of Food
The presence of organic compounds called glycosides in cassia seeds improves the gastric secretions in the body for promoting digestion. Having a cup of tea made from cassia seeds will help in quick digestion. It also avoids intestinal dryness, as it has cooling properties and prevents the large intestine from building up heat during the digestion process.
2. Prevents Constipation
Cassia seeds are widely used for its therapeutic benefits, which includes its laxative properties. It has the purgative anthraquinone like emodin that imparts the laxative effect of treating constipation issues. Drinking the tea prepared with cassia seeds every day will help in keeping the track of large intestine well hydrated and facilitates the bowel movement.
3. Lowers Hypertension
Having cassia seed tea regularly like your green tea will help in lowering high blood pressure. It has the ability to promote the circulation of blood in the body to keep the pressure levels of the blood under control. The seeds of the Cassia plant can also lower the blood lipids.
4. Maintains Cholesterol Levels
Cassia seeds play a pivotal role in preventing the level of serum cholesterol from rising to the fatal limit. It also suppresses the development of atherosclerotic plaque to prevent cardiovascular issues.
5. Helps In Weight Loss
As the cassia seeds have laxative properties, it aids in weight loss by expelling the toxins effectively. It also drains away the excess water in the body and offers a toned look. Having cassia seed tea or using its extract in your regular detox tea will help you lose those extra pounds. It is known for its purging activities that prevent the absorption of carbohydrates and fats in your body to initiate weight loss.