Kinkeliba also known as Seh-haw in Senegal
Contains flavonoid antioxidants, promotes digestion, anti-aging, physical well-being and the quality of sleep and helps in Blood Pressure.*
Scientific name: Combretum micranthum G Don
Vernacular names: Seh-haw (Wolof); Kinkeliba (French).
Kinkeliba is a shrub species often found in tiger bush and on hills in West Africa. Studies of the plant have revealed significant properties to support weight control, anti-aging, and aid in the purification of the body.* The leaves of this traditional bush tea yield a rich golden infusion with a refreshing, mildly nutty flavor. Kinkeliba is one of the highest sources of antioxidants tested among herbal teas. When Kinkeliba was discovered by the colonists and Arabs, it became the favorite infusion of the missionaries and military. They called it “la tisane de longue vie” ~Infusion of long life.
Why do we call the herbal tea Seh-haw? Seh-haw is the mystic name of the leaf. Ancestors and the Holy Man Father Bamba, a well-known Sufi guide from Senegal, emphasized that calling the leaf by its mystic name seh-haw will unlock even more properties to heal your body. Ancestors would whisper their health concern when enjoying a cup of Seh-haw.
Traditional uses and health benefits:
Contributes to physical well-being
Quality of Sleep*