For thousands of years in the East tea has been regarded as a key to good health, happiness, and wisdom. The health effects of tea have been examined ever since the first infusions of Camellia sinensis about 4700 years ago in China. The legendary emperor Shennong claimed in The Divine Farmer’s Herb-Root Classic that Camellia sinensis infusions were useful for treating conditions including tumors, abscesses, bladder ailments, and lethargy. Here in the West curiosity has aroused and research has been done to discover the many benefits of different types of tea.
Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease, and diabetes; encourage weight loss; lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.
Its been found that Green tea for instance, has a high concentration of EGCG which is a powerful antioxidant that may interfere with the…
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