Medicinal and health related benefits of Green Tea for human intake

Subha Ganguly

Abstract


Green tea is originated from China and India and is potentially recommended by the clinicians for its potential health benefits to human beings. Since ancient times, tea stands amongst the most popular beverage globally. An estimate shows that nearly 78% of the tea consumed worldwide is black and only about 20% is green. Except the herbal tea, all other types of tea are brewed from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis bush. The type of tea is determined by the level of oxidation of the leaves. Green tea is prepared from the unoxidized leaves which determine its health promoting effects. It contains the major portion of polyphenols and antioxidants. Christopher Ochner, PhD, a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital has performed meticulous researches on this fact. Green tea contains natural chemicals called polyphenols which are believed to be potential anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory factors.


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Antioxidants; Green tea; Health; Polyphenols

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21746/aps.2017.04.003

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