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Broadleaf holly is known for its healing properties. It is used to treat digestive issues, skin disorders, respiratory issues, and hair loss. It is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.



1. Anti-inflammatory: Broadleaf holly is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body.

2. Digestive Aid: Broadleaf holly can help promote digestion and relieve digestive discomfort.

3. Skin Health: Broadleaf holly can help improve skin health by soothing dryness, fighting wrinkles, and reducing inflammation.



  • While broadleaf holly is believed to have potential benefits for the immune system and to reduce inflammation, it can also cause digestive upset, including nausea and vomiting, in some people.

  • The plant is sometimes used to improve respiratory health, but it can also have respiratory depressant effects, which can exacerbate certain respiratory conditions.

  • Broadleaf holly can interact with certain medications, including blood thinners and medications for diabetes, and should not be used by people taking these medications without first consulting a healthcare provider.

  • The use of broadleaf holly has not been extensively studied, and there may be other potential contradictions or side effects that are not yet known.


Tastes Like:

Broadleaf holly has a slightly sweet and earthy taste. It is not as bitter as other medicinal herbs and has a mild, pleasant flavor.




The best way to prepare broadleaf holly is to make a tea. Simply steep 1 teaspoon of dried holly leaves in 8 ounces of boiling water for 10 minutes. Then strain, sweeten if desired, and enjoy. You can also add holly leaves to soups, stews, and other dishes for extra flavor.

Broadleaf Holly (Ku Ding Cha)

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