Green-Tea Herb - Uses And Side Effects
The Chinese have used green tea leaf and its extracts for thousands of years. Green tea is prepared from the steamed and dried leaves of Camellia sinensis, a large shrub with evergreen leaves native to eastern Asia. Unlike black tea, green tea comes from leaves that have been withered, rolled, fermented, and dried. Because of the curing process, green tea's properties closely resemble those of the fresh leaf.
About 30 countries grow tea. Next to water, tea is the most frequently consumed beverage worldwide. It's considered one of the safest beverages because the water is boiled.
Green Tea is one of the world's most popular beverages. Decades of research have explored the many healthful attributes of green tea which is a premier source of antioxidants called polyphenols.† Green Tea has been consumed in China for over 3,000 years. It is currently the world's most popular beverage (after water).
Common doses of green tea
Green tea comes as teas and capsules. Studies suggest possible effects from drinking 6 to 10 cups daily or taking 3 capsules of green tea extract.
Uses of green tea herb
Green tea contains extremely powerful antioxidants, a range of catechins in particular, which protect against health problems such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Specifically, green tea may help to :-
Side effects of green tea
Call your health care practitioner if you experience asthma or other allergic reactions when using green tea.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking, especially Adriamycin, a cancer chemotherapy drug.
Important paints to remember
What the research shows
Asian research suggests green tea has potential in preventing cancer and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). These reports and the herb's widespread use over thousands of years suggest green tea is relatively safe. Still, researchers must conduct more studies on people to investigate claims that the herb can prevent cancer.
Other names for green tea: -
Other names for green tea include matsu-cha and tea.
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