Mamaki Tea Benefits: How Mamaki Is Making the World a Better Place3 Comments
Leading the World to a Better Place: Mamaki Tea
Benefits of Mamaki Tea
Mamaki Tea is a Natural Stimulant Without Caffeine
Mamaki Tea Can Help Protect Against Cancer
The same medicinal properties that make Green Tea renowned for its cancer remedies are also found in Mamaki. The polyphenols that inhibit tumor cell proliferation in Green Tea are abundant in the Mamaki leaves. This powerful antioxidant is natural, safe to consume, and a precious remedy to defend against life’s most unforgiving disease.
Mamaki Restores Damaged Ecosystems
There is oli or Hawaiian chants dating back 400 years that refer to Mamaki as the forest fixer. Just like us, Mother Nature has diseases that she needs to protect herself against. With carbon emissions at an all-time high, our soil is losing its ideal chemical balance for plant growth. With the potential to have devastating impacts on agriculture and ecosystems, farmers and conservationists alike are looking toward regenerative plants like Mamaki to restore damaged soil by adding nitrogen.
Mamaki Tea Is a Natural Sunscreen
Recently, Hawaii released a law prohibiting the use of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, the two active ingredients that reflect UV rays. Not only are these chemicals damaging to the user's skin, but they also are a major threat to our coral reefs. With more and more research on this issue, the more likely other governments will follow in Hawaii’s footsteps.
Fortunately, Mamaki Tea and its catechins act as a sunscreen. By helping to speed up oxidation in your skin cells, consuming Mamaki can better equip your skin to be more adaptive and protected against harmful UV rays.
Buying Hawaiian Mamaki Tea Helps Boost The Economy
One of the major issues that Hawaii faces is its dependence on tourism and imports. Almost a quarter of the state’s GDP comes from the money brought in by visitors. Globalization has affected our market to the point where only 10% of our products are sourced locally. As the world becomes more aware of the importance of Mamaki, farmers and the state can develop a more sustainable income.
Purchasing Mamaki Tea Protects an Endangered Hawaiian Butterfly
The Kamehameha Butterfly or Pulelehua is unique to the Hawaiian islands; its beauty holds a special place in the culture as the state’s official insect. The Mamaki plant provides a home for the butterfly and plays a key role in the butterfly’s survival. However, industrial development and invasive species have begun to take over the land where Mamaki has grown for centuries, leaving Pulelehua homeless and increasingly in danger of becoming extinct. Choosing Mamaki can have a butterfly effect in preserving this species, every time you decide to drink Mamaki you are creating more of a demand for farmers to increase their supply, which will create new homes for Pulelehua to live and thrive.
While Mamaki has been around for centuries, its vast potential is just starting to become realized. Mamaki Tea continues to establish roots around the world and heal both the user and the planet; however, its real beauty lies in its smooth, graceful taste. Enjoy with a splash of honey and be transported to old Hawaiʻi.
Ricki – check out www.ancientvalleygrowers.com for pictures and videos of the Mamaki farm here on the big island!
July 09, 2021
I would love to see pictures of Wood valley farm and mamaki!!!
March 24, 2021
This is a beautiful article… I truly love Mamaki Tea and have grown Mamaki in both Kau & Pahoa on the Big Island. Byron Goo visited our farm in Woodvalley and made a video of the historical Woodvalley ranch and the beauty of Mamaki . I was wondering…is Byron
Still with the The Tea Chest….. did he write this article.
…. Sincerely passionate about Mamaki Tea
And a very blessed & Happy New Year to you all
February 15, 2021
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