Green herbal tea
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Green herbal tea
Green herbal tea has a number of healing substances that provide therapeutic properties needed by the body. The main substances found in green herbal tea include powerful antioxidant chemicals called polyphenols which guards against cell damage. The leaf of green tea contains a major antioxidant which is called EGCG or epigallocatechin-gallate. Aside from that green herbal tea also contain fluoride, catechins and tannins.
The leaves of Camellia sinensis are steamed, rolled and dried for use as green tea. Black and oolong teas come from the same plant but are prepared differently with the use of fermentation process. Products that are called gunpowder tea are also green herbal tea. The pellets which are imported from China are tightly compressed green tea leaves that unfold when steeped.
Recent research studies suggest that if green herbal tea is consumed on a regular basis, your body might be able to prevent various types of cancer, prevent heart disease by reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure, stop tooth decay and heal gum infections and many other health benefits. All the body needs is just about 10 ounces of green herbal tea to be able to increase antioxidants for at least two hours. Due to the green herbal tea’s astringent tannin compounds, it could alleviate indigestion, diarrhea and other forms of stomach upset. It also aids in burning of fat calories in people who are overweight according to a Swiss research study.
Green herbal tea is sold in various formulations: tablet, powder, liquid, dried herb/tea and capsule. Green herbal tea capsules which contain about 50% to 90% polyphenols are found to be more potent as an antioxidant than a cup of green herbal tea which only contains 8% to 12% polyphenols. For purposes of preventing of cancer, anti-aging and arthritis, the body needs to consume 3 or 4 cups of green tea a day. The side effects from green herbal tea are due to its caffeine content. Fortunately, most green tea supplements have very little caffeine only about 5 to 6 mg in two 250 mg pills. But a brewed cup of green herbal tea could contain 40 mg caffeine. Excessive amounts of the brewed tea could lead to irritability, sleeplessness, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or loss of appetite. Brewing green herbal tea with boiling water may destroy the therapeutic compounds in the tea. There are no known drugs or nutrients interactions associated with green herbal tea.