Questions About Green Tea Advantages

There are many advantages to drinking green tea.

Here are some questions people have asked about green tea. Perhaps you have had some of the same questions. At any rate, here’s the information on green tea advantages. . .

Maria asks…

What are herb and green tea advantages?

I am curious about the medicinal effects of some of the teas for diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.

Camillia answers:

Herbal teas nourish our nervous systems and strengthen our immune systems. In Chinese medicine, every aroma and flavor is associated with organ systems of the body: the sweet flavor found in anise seed has a special affinity for the stomach and spleen; the bitter flavor in dandelion root affects the heart and small intestines, helping to improve digestion and aid fat metabolism; the pungent flavor in ginger helps to improve lung capacity and large intestine health; the sour flavor in rose hips stimulates the functions of the liver and gall bladder and the salty flavor in kelp – a seaweed – nourishes the kidneys and bladder. The benefits are immediate – as soon as we taste the herbs, our brains receive signals from the subtle qualities of the plants.

Anise seed (Pimpinella anisum ) is a member of the parsley family and has a lovely licorice-like flavor. Anise seeds aid digestion and freshen the breath. Anise also helps soothe a cough, improves bronchitis and its naturally sweet flavor can be blended with other herbs to make a pleasantly sweet tea.

Ginger root (Zingiber officinale ) is a member of the ginger family. Zesty and very warming, ginger is an excellent way to improve poor circulation to all parts of the body and to help those that suffer from cold hands and feet. It is one of the best herbs for improving digestion, nausea, lung congestion and arthritis.

Rose hips (Rosa species ) are members of the rose family. With a lemony tart taste and antiseptic properties, rose hips are a natural source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids. They are considered a liver, kidney and blood tonic, and are regarded as a remedy for fatigue, colds and cough.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita ) leaf, one of the most recognized members of the mint family, aids digestion, calms nausea, freshens the breath and even has antiseptic properties that can help relieve cold and flu conditions. Peppermint has a refreshing cool flavor that makes it one of the most beloved herbs as well as a perfect after dinner tea.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea ) is a member of the daisy family – the leaves and roots are valued for their immune stimulating properties. Echinacea stimulates T cell activity and interferon production, and makes cells less likely to be subject to viral takeover. It is used to treat colds, sore throat, fever and flu and is usually consumed several times daily during cold and flu symptoms. Echinacea has a slightly bitter, cool flavor and mixes well with peppermint.

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita ) is a member of the daisy family. It has a calming quality and is widely used to relieve anxiety, caffeine withdrawal, hyperactivity, insomnia, pain and stress. Chamomile is also an excellent digestive tonic helping to relieve colic, flatulence, indigestion and irritable bowel. Some European hospitals serve it to calm patients and it is said to prevent nightmares. Many women use chamomile as a successful remedy to relax menstrual cramps.

Green tea (Camellia sinensis ) is a member of the tea or thea family, named after the Greek word for goddess. Both green and black teas are from the same plant, yet black tea is fermented and contains more caffeine. Green tea leaves are rich in fluorine and help prevent dental decay by inhibiting the enzyme that causes plaque formation. Green tea is also a natural antioxidant, rich in vitamin C and has immune protecting properties. Most people find that green tea, although containing small amounts of caffeine, is less likely to cause nervousness or anxiety than black tea.

Raspberry leaf (Rubus species) is a member of the rose family. With a flavor very similar to that of black tea, raspberry leaf is very rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. It is considered a supreme tonic herb for women’s health concerns such as menstrual conditions , pregnancy and menopause. Raspberry strengthens the joints and tendons – and its nutrients are also beneficial for men.

Maté (Ilex paraguariensis ) is a member of the holly family. Native to South America, maté is the national drink of Argentina where it is consumed more frequently than black tea or coffee. Also known as yerba maté, the leaves are a powerful antioxidant, nerve stimulant and rejuvenating tonic. Maté helps promote regular bowel health, lifts the spirits, curbs the appetite and helps relieve hay fever. Maté does have a caffeine-like constituent which some refer to as mateine, but it does not seem to promote insomnia or nervousness the way coffee does. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals and has a pleasant earthy flavor.

Roasted dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale ) is a member of the daisy family. For those giving up coffee, roasted dandelion root has a rich, warm, earthy flavor that can be very satisfying. It also helps one to stay warm longer

Carol asks…

What are the advantages of drinking green tea?

Hot or cold?

Camillia answers:

Contains thiamine – good for you. Aids in weight-loss, and improves health. I use a brand that contains coral calcium, wich has 73 trace minerals. Keeps me healthy!!!

Paul asks…

what are the advantages of drinking green tea.?

i have been drinking green tea since i was like 13 and im nearly 19 now. and i plan on drinking green tea for the rest of my life.. i dont drink coffee or regular tea only green tea.

Camillia answers:

The Chinese have known about the medicinal green tea benefits since ancient times, using it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Recently green tea has been receiving much attention. As a result, we now have several green teas medical reports and studies by accredited institutions concluding that Green Tea contains many healthful and healing properties. Drinking green tea has been shown to provide the human body with various health enhancing components.

Some of the benefits of green tea which I’ve found during my research.

1. It is used to treat multiple sclerosis.

2. It is used for treatment and prevention of cancer.

3. It is used to stop Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

4. It is used to raise the metabolism and increase fat oxidation.

5. It reduces the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks by reducing the risk of thrombosis.

6. It reduces the risk of esophageal cancer.

7. Drinking green tea inhibits the growth of certain cancer cells, reduces the level of cholesterol in blood, improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.

8. It is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases

9. It is used to treat impaired immune function and boost the immune system. .

10. Some researches show that, drinking green tea regularly may help prevent tooth decay by killing the bacteria which cause the dental plaque.

I drink 3-6 cups of green tea per day and it relieves my stress, decreases my appetite and gives me more energy. The recommended high quality green tea is at the source below.

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