The calcium-rich and affordable superfood: The prime cut of beef.

When it comes to purchasing beef, most people tend to opt for the meat cuts. Few people are aware of the fact that the beef tail offers numerous health benefits.


Bovine tail is an extension of the spine, not considered an organ or a prime cut of beef, so it is usually priced lower than regular beef. Nutritionists point out that bovine tail is rich in nutrients such as 26.4% protein, 22.7% fat, 4% carbohydrates, and various trace minerals including calcium, phosphorus, iron… The protein in the tail, mainly from the skin, contains components such as collagen, elastin, keratin, albumin, globulin…

Research shows that collagen, found in the dermis layer of the skin, helps to strengthen cell structure, improve oxygen absorption for the skin, maintain moisture and improve elasticity. It also helps to fight aging and protect the skin from harmful environmental factors.

Benefits of bovine tail

The distinct smell of bovine tail may not appeal to everyone, but it is considered a source of health benefits and a popular delicacy for many people.

Bovine tail is rich in protein, fat, and minerals such as calcium and iron. The most prominent feature is its high collagen content, which helps to strengthen the strength of joints and improve the beauty of the skin and hair.

In traditional medicine, bovine tail is believed to have a sweet taste, warm nature, and the function of nourishing the body, reinforcing the spleen and kidney, enhancing blood circulation, improving the condition of tendons and bones, assisting people with physiological problems, weak joints, dry and cracked skin, and premature graying of hair.

Stewing bovine tail with herbal ingredients also helps to strengthen the spleen and kidney, enhance tendon strength, and is very beneficial for people with low phong, aching and tired. Women who eat this dish after giving birth also help to soften the stomach and stimulate milk production.

Bovine tail can be combined with many types of herbs to create delicious and health-promoting dishes that are effectively used for treatment.

8 herbal dishes for treating illnesses from bovine tail

Nourishing the body

Combine bovine tail with Chinese chives, mung beans, ginger, lemongrass, and spices such as fish sauce, salt, onion, and cilantro for stewing. This dish is beneficial for improving the spleen and kidney, nourishing blood, and enhancing vitality, as well as being effective in treating blood deficiency and reducing pain and stiffness caused by low phong.

Relieving symptoms of low phong and muscle fatigue

Use bovine tail, sweet potatoes, purslane, and herbs such as lemongrass and cilantro for stewing. This dish helps to improve blood circulation, strengthen tendons and bones, relieve pain and support the treatment of low phong, and improve sleep.

Enhancing vitality

Clean bovine tail, cut into pieces, and stew with lotus seeds, mung beans, ginger, orange peel, salt, and white wine with moderate seasonings. Its effects include strengthening the spleen and kidney, nourishing blood, nourishing bone marrow, and beautifying the skin and hair. This dish is suitable for people with eating and physiological problems, weak vitality, and low blood pressure.

Treating blood deficiency and bone pain

Cooking hot pot with bovine tail, white radish, beef bones, straw mushrooms, lemongrass, garlic, chili, ginger, soy sauce, and vegetables such as water spinach, cabbage, daylily, and morning glory, adjust the seasonings to suit. This dish supports blood nourishment, improves the spleen and stomach, and strengthens bone and joint health, especially beneficial for people with poor appetite, weak body, and blood deficiency.

Treating back pain due to kidney deficiency

Stew bovine tail with astragalus, lotus seeds, cornus, dendrobium, red dates, along with fish sauce and salt to a soft texture. This dish helps to warm the kidneys, strengthen muscles and bones, suitable for people with weak kidneys, back pain, and weak knees, as well as those with weak vitality.

Restoring health for postpartum women

Stew bovine tail with papaya, peanuts, onions, cilantro, and suitable spices. This dish helps improve physical weakness, strengthen the spleen and kidney, nourish blood, enhance tendon strength, and stimulate milk production, while reducing fatigue and joint pain.

Treating osteoporosis

Cook soup with bovine tail, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, milk, coconut water, curry, and garlic, along with suitable spices. This soup helps to improve the functions of the spleen and kidney, nourish blood, and is beneficial for people with weak spleen, poor appetite, thinness, and difficulty gaining weight.

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