Health Benefits of Tea
note : This does not include Herbal Teas!
Essential oils and polyphenols aid digestion by stimulating peristalsis and the production of digestive juices.
Intriguing evidence that Puerh, a black tea long famous for its medicinal qualities, reduces blood triglycerides and cholesterol, lowering the incidence of heart attacks.
All teas, but green teas in particular, contain fluoride, a mineral that prevents the development of bacterial plaque leading to tooth decay.
Polyphenols in green tea have recently been identified as antioxidants and shown to reduce the incidence of skin, lung, stomach, and liver cancers in laboratory animals. Research is preliminary but promising.
Some studies show green tea contains significant amounts of vitamin C. Tea also contains small amounts of other vitamins and minerals such as potassium.
Only 4 per cup of tea (Black, Oolong, Green).
Increases alertness, reduces fatigue, and improves concentration.
Women who consume at least a half a glass of tea per day are more likely to become pregnant than women who do not drink tea.
AS A TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Many cultures believe that tea will promote longevity. It is used as an anti-bacterial, the wet leaves are used as a compress to relieve the itch of insect bites and sun burn, as an antifungal and to releave tired eyes.
Dharma Teas is aware of two potentially negative effects of tea.
1. Tea can inhibit the abosorption of iron in the body when consumed with foods. This can be avoided by not drinking tea 30 minutes before or after eating.
2. Tea can cause complications with people suffering from high uric acid.
We at Dharma Teas are not physicians but lovers of the leaf. For medical concerns consult a qualified physician.