Tuna is a prickly plant which grows in very warm conditions. It is similar in appearance to the cactus plant and should be handled with care since the spines are easily removed. The plant belongs to the Cactaceae family and can be found growing naturally all over the world. Prickly Pear is also known in Jamaica as Tuna or Tuna Plant and they are able to thrive almost anywhere and are very hard to die. Tuna tea is made by using the juice extracted from the Prickly Pear plant. Tuna tea is used to combat chest aches, fevers and help improve digestion. The plant also possesses binding properties and is used as an astringent and helps in reducing bleeding.
Instead of having a cold beverage with your meal, always have a cup of hot herbal tea. This practice works hand in hand with the body’s metabolism and is also used as a mild laxative. A Daily drink of tuna leaf soaked in water is a charm! Tuna leaf is said to be very effective in pulling fat from the body and also very effective in getting rid of fat from the body.
The fruit is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C and other antioxidants. It also displays astringent properties, which can help reduce mucus production and bleeding, according to “Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine.” Astringents are also helpful for gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome.
Consumption of its tea is beneficial in many ways, tuna plant is always known for a number of benefits. The fresh sap from the leave is also used as a shampoo to clean and strengthen the scalp and hair, eliminating dandruff, itching and other scalp problems. People with kidney or liver disorders should not take the supplement without consulting with your health care provider first.