Cassia Nomame Cassia nomame

Cassia nomame
  • Common Names
  • Cassia Nomame , Hama-cha, Kita; nomame herba; Mimosoides tea
  • Botanical Name
  • Cassia nomame
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Cassia Nomame

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  • Parts Used: Powdered seed
  • Constituents: flavanols, catechins

How to Use: Cassia Nomame

Cassia nomame is native to China and originally produced in the south of the Changjiang river. An extract of this herb is showing up in many weight loss and diet formulations. The claim is that Cassia nomame is a natural lipase inhibitor, which means it disrupts the digestive enzyme process to block fat from getting into the bloodstream. It also is said to have diuretic and stimulating properties. The most prevalent sources of information I have been able to find concerning this herb are those who have a financial interest in selling it. While it may well work, documentation is thin for the most part.1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :In supplement form.

Cassia Nomame Side Effects: Not a good idea for pregnant women. Fat blockers interfere with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins.

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  1. NIH
    There does not appear to be a natural lipase inhibitor functionally equivalent to orlistat, although there are poorly documented claims for Cassia nomame extracts.