The Chinese have been using green tea since the past 4000 years and are still going strong. Its herbal and medicinal properties are now backed by scientific research. Green tea is derived from a plant Carmellia Sinensis and its leaves are steamed thus preserving the useful antioxidants, tannins and flavonoids in the tea. Green tea detoxifies and is therapeutic as well.
Green tea leaves contain Epigallocatechin gallate which obliterates cancer cells without harming surrounding tissues.
Green tea reduces the risk of strokes.
It has an effect on hypertension and LDL cholesterol.
Green tea helps to maintain good oral hygiene, it prevents cavities, suppresses plaque formation and bad breath.
Green tea helps lower blood sugar.
Being rich in Vitamin E it helps slow the aging process.
The Chinese use it to cure headaches and even depression.
Green tea is good for your heart and improves the immune system.
Green tea minimizes the damage caused by free radicals.
Antioxidant properties of Green Tea help prevent atherosclerosis.
Green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL, the good cholesterol.
Green tea inhibits prostate cancer at multiple levels.
Green tea also reduces the occurrence of ovarian cancer.
It reduces the risk of gallstones and bilary tract cancer.
It increases endurance and stamina.
Green tea is effective against cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Green tea helps reduce inflammation due to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Green tea boosts metabolism and helps burn fat, thereby leading to weight loss.
Green tea helps in digestion, against colds and influenza.
2-3 cups of Green tea.
Though Green tea has less caffeine than coffee, use of green tea might result in insomnia.
Green tea tannins decrease the absorption and effectiveness of certain drugs.
Green tea reduces absorption of Iron; hence people with anemia are advised against use of green tea.
Pregnant women are advised against the use of green tea.