I have been using this for a month now and have noticably shed a few pounds (no scales so I dont know how much), I used to suffer horrendously from bloating and this has cured this completely. I bought mine from chinesedoctor.co.uk where if you buy 5 boxes its about £5.50. Looked up all ingredient effects on receipt as follows:
Green Tea (Lu cha)
The known health benefits associated with green tea are numerous. Studies conducted over the past two decades have shown that green tea and green tea extracts are effective in treating conditions ranging from high blood cholesterol levels and tooth decay to atherosclerosis and some types of cancer. Other evidence suggests that green tea can play a role in the promotion of weight loss and improvements in the immune system.
Lotus Leaf (He Ye)
Based on the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine, lotus leaf is slightly bitter, and mild, and is attributed to the Liver and Spleen meridians. The main functions of lotus leaf are to stop bleeding and invigorate the blood. As with most other parts of the lotus, lotus leaf is employed to treat a variety of conditions, ranging from hematemesis (vomiting with blood) and hematuria (blood in the urine) to metorrhagia and diarrhea. An active ingredient in lotus leaf, nuciferine, also helps to reduce muscle spasms. In addition, lotus leaf is sometimes used to treat dizziness and fevers.
Cassia Seed (Jue ming zi)
In traditional Chinese medicine, cassia seeds are sweet, bitter and salty in flavor, slightly cold in nature, and are associated with the Liver, Kidney and Large Intestine meridians. Its main functions are to remove heat, improve eyesight, and relax the bowels. Traditionally, it is used to treat blurred vision and eyes that are bloodshot. Some practitioners employ cassia seed as a laxative to treat constipation. There is also evidence that it helps to reduce blood pressure. Cassia seed is often used as part of a larger formula, and is mixed with herbs such as lyceum, rehmannia and dioscorea.
Vegetable Sponge (Luffa/Loofah/Si gua luo)
According to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, luffa has sweet and neutral properties, and is associated with the Lung, Stomach and Liver meridians. Its main functions are to promote blood circulation and remove obstructions. Luffa is used to treat chest pain and congestion, musculoskeletal pain, and mastitis, among other conditions.