PHYTOCHEMICALS & NUTRIENTS
Amino acids, apigenin, astragalin, benzaldehyde, beta-carotene, beta-ionone, beta-sitosterol, caffeic acid, caffeine, calcium, carvacrol, catechins, chlorogenic acid, cinnamic acid, cryptoxanthin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, eugenol, farnesol, gallic acid, geraniol, hyperoside, indole, iron, isoquercitrin, kaempferol, lutein, lycopene, magnesium, manganese, myrcene, myricetin, myristic acid, naringenin, phosphorus, polyphenols, procyanidins, potassium, quercetin, quercitrin, rutin, salicylic acid, tannic acid, thymol, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and C, vitexin, zeaxanthin, zinc.
PROPERTIES & USES
Green Tea acts as an antioxidant and helps to protect against cancer by helping prevent damage by free radicals. However to be sure and get Green Tea's antioxidant benefits, it should be drank without milk as the milk may bind with the beneficial compounds, making them unavailable to the body.
The antioxidants in Green Tea are likely the reason it has proved helpful in supporting the delay of the onset of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the prevention of enlarged prostate. Green Tea has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. An anticoagulant, this herb reduces the clotting tendency of the blood.
Green Tea supports oral health by fighting tooth decay, which would also help protect the heart from disease. Additionally, it stimulates the immune system.
The antioxidant properties and immune support make Green Tea helpful for asthma.
Green tea helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels which may explain why studies show promise as a weight loss aid.
A small amount of caffeine is found in Green Tea which likely assists in its ability to combat mental fatigue.
CAUTIONS & CONSIDERATIONS
Persons with anxiety disorder or irregular heartbeat should limit their intake to no more than 2 cups daily. Green Tea should not be used in large quantities by pregnant women or nursing mothers.
Disclaimer: None of this is to be considered a substitute for medical examination and/or treatment. Use what you will, but do so knowing that you must consider your own circumstance and the application of these things with sound judgment.