(This article is written by myself and just for reference,so it is not professional enough.And since I am now living far away from my hometown,I have no time to take some detail photographs,but I will offer them in time,thank you.)
Sweet tea is a new sweetener plant growing in Guangxi province
in China, it is a high quality and low calorific sweetener,in addition
to contains polyphenols,the sweet tea leaf also contains protein and
loaded with vitamins, its sweet elements are more than 300 times
sweeter than sweet sucrose.
Its main elements can be used for food seasoning.But the sweet tea
is a medicinal plant, its roots’ main function is to efficiently heal
swelling, bleeding and wound.
The main function of the Sweet tea leaves is to help heat clearing
and detoxicating in lungs,it is excellent at its expectorant function,
to help heal cough and clean phlegm and treat hypertension,diabetes,
obesity.Currently,it is being exported to Japan,Singapore and other
countries,it is a good export product.
Its scientific name is Rubus Suavissmus S, Lee,it is Rosaceae Rubus
of a new species,its officially medicinal function was discoverd in the
early eighties. But the Sweet tea in Guangxi civil applications has long
been used to represent the sugar processed foods, folk medicine for
kidney and blood pressure, known as the god of tea.It is famous with
the Mangosteen, Hepu pearls, Guangxi spices and other several
special products as the top ten special products in Guangxi province.
According to the Guangxi Bureau of Technical Supervision Testing
Center and other units of analysis results confirmed: the Sweet tea
is rich in 18 sorts of amino acids per 100 grams after having been
dried,it contains 331.54 mg of total amino acids.In particular, 8 of
these amino acids cannot be produced in the human body,only
can be absorbed from food,and the Sweet tea is rich in these elements.
Sweet tea is also rich in nutrients and trace elements that the body
needs, mainly 0.84% of calcium,and zinc 105.5mg/kg, germanium
5.5μg/kg, selenium 17.94μg/kg, and potassium(钾), magnesium（镁),
phosphorus（磷）, iron（铁), sodium（钠),copper (铜), chromium(铬),
strontium(锶), lithium(锂) and other elements,has no aluminum and
other toxic arsenic substances,it will never cause dizziness,rapid heart
beat,palpitations, anxiety,irritability,mental discomfort,sleep
disturbance,muscle tremors and other side effects of caffeine;
it contains more germanium and selenium than green tea and Ilex.
In addition to trace elements contained in the above, the Sweet tea
is also rich in vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, superoxide dismutase, the fresh
Sweet tea contains the vitamin C content can be up to 115mg/100g;
it is also rich in the most valuable 4.1% of bioflavonoids, 18.04% of
polyphenols and 5% of sweet elements.
The researchers found the Sweet tea extracts can improve the
cosmetics made from the skin itching,skin and blood vessels and
inhibit the decline in hyaluronic acid, indirectly, moist skin,to
achieve cosmetic results.
The Japanese further researches also proved that the Sweet tea
can help people to treat the hay fever and other allergic rhinitis,
especially when the Cherries are blossoming,many Japanese patients
of hay fever are willingly to drink the products made from Sweet tea.
And it has become the second generation of health drinks in Japan.
My hometown is the main and original place growing Sweet tea,and
we are now growing it from mountain to mountain.Since its
reproductive capacity is very strong in new fields,its price is
not very stable.But if we do not weed the grass every year,
the plants will die immediately.
And there are many little sharp thorns on the plants,every time while picking up their leaves,my hands are bleeding,it needs time to get used to that.But my mother does not face this situation,for her hands are full of calluses.