Posts Tagged ‘Camellia Sinensis’

Organic Green Tea – The New Hotness

May 24th, 2011

Organic Green Tea

The Chinese been avid have green tea drinkers for over 4000 years. They have enormous belief in the healing properties of green tea. This is something the United States and the world is discovering today. Green tea comes from the plant called Camellia sinensis. The leaves are steamed to make the green tea. Green tea has plenty of catechin polyphenols and epigallocatechin gallate(a powerful antioxidant with DNA repairing properties).

Many believe that green tea is a strong fighter of cancer, especially cancer of the esophagus. There are also studies linking Green Tea to the cures of rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, infections and even impaired immune function.

New research is also proving it to lower high blood pressure by repressing angiotensin II. Rich in fluoride, it helps fight tooth decay. The action of the antioxidants in tea is more than that in over 21 fruits and vegetables, much more than garlic, spinach or even cabbage.

The new hotness among Green Tea drinkers is organic green tea. Many people are now drinking organic green tea because it reduces pesticides and fertilizers that may be found in regular green tea. Though, when you buy organic green tea, be sure it’s certified via an internationally institute like IMO. Also it is a good idea to look for the organic green teas that use recycled packaging.

Plenty of Powerful Reasons to Drink Green Tea

April 21st, 2011

Green Tea

Green Tea comes from a tea plant called Camellia Sinensis. The tea itself comes from the unfermented dried leaves of plant. And both Green and Black Tea come from this same plant. The difference is that Green Tea leaves are steamed. When the leaves are steamed the process prevents the Antioxidants in them from being oxidized.

This process also makes Green Tea very effective in fighting diseases. The Chinese have been using Green Tea as medicine for over 3000 years. Another great reason to drink Green Tea is because it is an excellent source of Antioxidants, which help clean out the body. Many Herbalists claim that Green Tea contains strong anti-cancer properties. In addition, they believe that Green Tea helps fight some bacterial infections. A study at the University of Purdue confirmed that an Antioxidant compound in green tea slows the growth of cancer cells. Research also suggests that drinking Green Tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol. Other studies show that individuals that drink five or more cups of Green Tea each day are 16% less likely to suffer from coronary artery disease.

With all the benefits of tea, trading of tea soon became a very important component of economic growth. Green Tea was said to be invented in China, but it soon found its way to Europe. Shortly thereafter the world’s love affair with Green Tea began.