Monday, June 11, 2012

Physiological and Therapeutic Effects of Drinking Tea

It was introduced as a beverage in China some 4,000 years ago, tea is the second most common beverage consumed by humans.

It is a simple refreshing beverage, has been believed to have therapeutic used for many centuries.

Enormous research findings has confirmed the therapeutics functions of green tea extract in preventing a wide range of diseases.

Tea was repeated to exhibit more than 24 kinds of physiological and therapeutic effects, such as causing less sleep, calming down, clearing sight, relieving headache, dispelling thirst, dissipating fever, detoxification, helping digestion, reducing obesity, diuresis, as a pectoral for chest disease, invigorating, strengthening teeth, and more.

Tea consumption has been found to reverse endothelial dysfunction in patients with coronary artery disease. The anti hypertensive effect of tea has been attributed to different components of tea.

In addition to the probable applications as medicine, tea, used as a daily beverage has made great contributions to human health in at least two major aspects.

Although China has the highest percentage of smokers, the Chinese population shows a low occurrence of some tumors, like prostate cancer, possibly due to the high consummation of green tea.

Firstly, tea drinking changes the habit of how people consume water. In ancient times, when people felt thirsty they would simply drink natural, unprocessed water that might contain pathogenic microbes.

Since the adoption of tea drinking, people had used boiling water to make tea infusion. In fact this practice helped people avoid a variety of infectious disease.

It has been said that the twenty first century is an era of health oriented society of many differing civilizations, cultures and ethnic customs.

Secondly tea appears to be a good substitute for alcoholic beverages. This people who very much enjoyed tea drinking might avoid alcohol over consumption that causes severe damage to the human body.

Scientists have recognized that this wide range of physiological functions in green tea is due to the low molecular weight catechins.
Physiological and Therapeutic Effects of Drinking Tea

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