Green Tea - Say Goodbye To Toxins And Fats
The second most popular beverage consumed in the world is green tea. There are many reasons right now to start drinking green tea.
Green tea derives from China, originating more than 4.000 years ago. It was first prepared in 2737 BC during the reign of Emperor Chen Nung.
The common names of Green Tea are Camellia thea, Camellia theifera, Epigallo Catechin Gallate, Japanese Tea, Chinese Tea, and the family name of the plant is Theaceae.
Many scientists have studied green tea due to it's beneficial properties, as well as it’s abilities to treat a number of different illnesses and health conditions.
Catechins, the antioxidants contained in green tea, cleanse the body from free radicals that damage cells and contribute to the onset of cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis. Grapes, berries, red wine, and dark chocolate are also rich in antioxidants.
Green tea grows in tropical and subtropical regions, in well-drained and sandy soil, in fields, along foothills, in grassy areas, in gardens, and can even be grown in a flowerpot, or on the balcony.
Green tea usually grows between 1.5-2.0 m tall, has yellow-white flowers, is 2.5 cm in diameter, and has 7 to 8 petals each as well as multiple stems. The leaves of green tea is where most of it's medicinal properties can be found.
The best season to gather green tea is from March to the early summer season. The best time to gather the leaves are when the tea tree has three to five sprouts each.
Medicinal Use of Green Tea
- Green tea contains polyphenols, which protect blood cells against free radicals that can cause oxidation. Polyphenols are one of the best green tea ingredients that are also anticancer properties.
- Green tea is a powerful bactericidal that helps to protect the body against various forms of cancers such as those affecting the stomach, colon, lung, cervical, esophagus, pancreas, and gallbladder.
- Green tea lowers cholesterol levels as well as many other harmful blood fats known as triglycerides.
- Drinking green tea stimulates the mind, contributes to higher levels of good cholesterol, and also reduces the risk of strokes and cardiovascular diseases.
- Green tea improves memory function, because it increases the neurons produced in the brain; it also prevents memory loss and protects from mental degeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Green tea helps with weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, bone loss (osteoporosis), stomach disorders, and solid tumor cancers.
- Green tea helps to treat Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), kidney stones, prostate, and dental cavities (caries).
- Green tea used as a compress helps with skin damage, burns, sunburns, tired eyes, and headaches, it also decreases puffiness under the eyes, and stops gums from bleeding after a tooth has been pulled out.
- Green tea used as an ointment is excellent for treating genital warts.
Side Effects and Recommendations
People who drink green tea for the first time could possibly experience disorders including stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea which might last for a few days.
People who do not have stable dietary habits and do not eat properly, are most likely to experience the consequences of the excessive consumption of green tea. For some people, these consequences can include constipation and an upset stomach.
Green tea contains a tremendous amount of caffeine, so drinking too much can affect sleep patterns, anxiety, and stress levels.
Patients with a medical history of haemostatic disorders or hemolysis should consume green tea with caution.
Green tea should be avoided by children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people who take drugs for cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Preparation Methods of Green Tea
Infusion: Drop one teaspoon of green tea into a cup with boiling water. Leave this mixture to sit for 4-5 minutes, strain, and then drink up to 4 cups per day.
Compresses: Drop 10 g. (one tablespoon) of green tea into a cup with boiling water. Leave the mixture to sit for 4-5 minutes, and then make a compress with the mixture. Apply 2-3 times per day to the ailing body area.
Ointment: Put 2 handfuls of green tea flowers, stems, and leaves with 250 g. of animal fat or natural beeswax into a pot. Place the herbs in the pot and then allow the mixture to crackle briefly.
Stir the mixture once again and then remove the pot from the heat. Leave the pot covered overnight to cool.
The next day, warm the mixture slightly and then filter it through a liner cloth. Place the mixture, while is still warm, into a glass or in a ceramic jar that has already been prepared.
Many experts speak about green tea and it's many benefits including help for cancer treatment, benefits for the heart, and so on.
It is hard not to talk enthusiastically about the miracle that is green tea.
A recent analysis of 22 medical studies explored the correlation between high tea consumption and lung cancer reduction.
The researchers also concluded recently that increasing the daily consumption of green tea by 1-2 cups per day may reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by 18%.
Finally, according to various surveys, drinking four cups of green tea per day can prevent the onset of rheumatoid arthritis and/or reduce it's symptoms.
Include green tea in your daily diet, and enjoy the multiple benefits of this treasure that helps your body as well as your health.
I wish for you to be always healthy.