September 17, 2010

Tea Leaves as Medicine

Many types of tea are made from the leaves of the camellia shrub with the botanical name of Camellia sinensis. The different types are due to the different ways of processing, fermentation and oxidation of the leaves.   Camellia teas include black tea, green tea, oolong tea, pu’er, and white tea. Overall Health Benefits of Tea Recent research shows that all forms of tea:
  • inhibit tumor growth
  • strengthen the immune system
  • help to fight heart disease
  • contain antioxidants
  • reduce cavities
  • help with digestion
  • relieve thirst
  • help slow down arthrosclerosis
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