It is taken as a Bhutanese traditional medicine, giving a soothing and refreshing sensation internally and is believed to improve the conditions of the heart, liver, and the digestive system as well as calming the nerves.
The tea consists of only two ingredients. The first is the petals of the Safflower plant (Carthamus tinctorius) known as Gurgum which treats the heart and nerves and the second ingredient is the bark of the root from the plant, Cinnamomum tamala (known locally as Shing-Tsha), which gives the beverage an element of flavour and aids digestion.
There are no known side effects of the tea.
Tsheringma herbal teas are not Bhutanese traditional medicines. However, the ingredients used in them are all also used in Bhutanese traditional medicine system and other medical traditions of the world to make various medicines. Extensive research studies on their medicinal benefits already exist.
There is only one distributor (http://www.casistar.ch) who sells this Tea outside of Bhutan.
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