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The healing power of green tea

  1. According to Chinese legend, Emperor Shen Nung brought a pot of water to the boil about 3000 BC. The wind dropped a leaf from the trees and then whirled into the boiling pan of water. The water began to give off a pleasant scent. This is how the emperor discovered tea. A whole list of medicinal properties is now known from green tea. Those who want to stay healthy can do themselves a favor by drinking 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day. We should be very grateful to the Chinese Emperor for discovering this delicious and healthy drink.

Phytonutrients in Green Tea

  1. There are 27 different minerals in green tea and various tannins in the form of polyphenols including: tannins, flavonols, proanthocyadins, epigallocatechin, galoocatechin, quercetin, kaemferol and myricetin. In addition, green tea contains theobromine, theophylline and caffeine which is also called theine. Green tea also contains quite a few vitamins, including many vitamins from the B complex and vitamins C, E and K. It also contains the essential oil geraniol, syringic acid, a few amino acids

Antioxidants in Green Tea

  1. Tea contains antioxidants

Green tea is effective against cardiovascular disease

  1. Scientific research implies that drinking three cups of green tea a day reduces the risk of a heart attack by 50%. Fresh tea from the tea bush reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and thrombosis. The polyphenols in green tea reduce the build-up of oxidized cholesterol on the walls of the blood vessels. This also reduces the risk of heart cramps or angina pectoris. Green tea is used in phytotherapy for low blood pressure. This good tasting tea has a preventive effect against cardiovascular disease

Green tea good for the intestines

  1. Green tea stimulates the organs that play a role in digestion. Among other things, it prevents diarrhea. To combat diarrhea, it is advisable to make extra strong green tea because it contains more tannins. To make it extra strong, you can let the tea steep for 20 minutes. The slightly bitter taste must be accepted. Another disease that is treated is gastro-entiritis. It also works well against indigestion

Against asthma

  1. Further effects of green tea is that it can support the asthmatic by reducing the amount of histamine released in the lungs. In addition, it has a relaxing effect on the muscle cells in the airways. The respiratory system is positively influenced by green tea.

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