Welcome to the world of healing teas. Regular tea, a freshening stimulant, only two calories per cup, is the world’s most popular non-alcoholic healthful drink. Tea glorifies us with numerous dissimilar flavors, scents and colours; the colours are determined by the length of exposure to oxidation.
A outstanding amount of tea is invented in Asia, while it is actually grown in India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, and Indonesia. Tea is a fellow member of the camellia sinensis family. The best quality teas are grown in the high altitudes and the finest leaves are plucked from the youngest shoots and unopened leaf buds. These buds incorporate the most eminent levels of phenols, enzymes and caffeine.
The manner in which fresh tea leaves are processed includes the length of time the leaves are exposed to the oxidation process; it is that which will determine the colour and the flavor of the tea.
There are three main types of tea leaves; black Indian tea developed by drying and fermenting the leaves; thereby converting the flavorless colourless leaves into a pigmented astringent tannin. Researchers believe due to bioflavonoids, plant pigments have been linked to the shelter agents that prevent heart attacks, by the reduction of the capacity of blood platelets to clot. Antioxidant properties of tea also block harm caused to the arteries by free radicals freed when the body consumes oxygen lack tea, researchers have found that by drinking five cups a day, scaled down the incidence of stroke by 70% in men.
Green (Japanese) Tea was flavored by the Asians, and is not fermented, but dried and formulates a green leaf. It is lighter in color and the tannins are the chemicals in green tea which bind surface proteins in our mouths to construct a tightening effect thereby incapacitating plaque forming bacteria. It aids in digestion of oily substances and is thought to normalize metabolism. It also holds a natural fluoride which prevents tooth decay. Researchers feel this is similar to an antiseptic effect.
Recently, researcher Iman Hakim, a professor at Arizona Cancer Center suggested the compounds in green tea in a positive manner affect genes involved in cancer susceptibility and DNA repair. Green tea has been commended highly for the preventative action of colon cancer and prostate cancer.
Tea researchers have only been fascinated in the effects of tea for the last 30 years and point to a 5,000 year track record of the traits of green tea; they say that at the very least, green tea cannot injure you, and most likely is beneficial to our bodies.
Dr. Hakim says the ongoing tryouts of smokers with COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease, have found a significant betterment in the levels of HDL and LDL in cholesterol testing, to those given green tea and those given a placebo.
John Fox, professor of Neuroscience, biology and Psychology, in New York, USA held a symposium where players were given 10 cups of tea each, and the other group a placebo. Those given the tea had a remarkable increase in the capacity to focus better on given tasks. The active ingredient in this case in green tea is theanine, an amino acid.
The third main tea produced is oolong tea which stems from a combining of black tea and green tea. The actual brand names of oolong tea may incorporate as some as 20 dissimilar types of tea. I have purchased such teas a lot of times, and they are genuinely exotic in blend and flavor. At this stage of tea drinking, one will have to buy a tea steeper, which is comparatively small, oval in shape, and holds the tea leaves in when you place it in a cup, this the routine of “steeping” the tea is taking place. Remove when the dark colour appears.
Naturally occurring theophyllines in teas have proven to aid humans with asthma. These theophyllines have been invented in the use of drugs and inhalers to treat asthma and other constrictive lung disorders.
Dandelion tea is an effective diuretic which stimulates and cleanses the liver. It has likewise been used to sip for bloating and constipation. You may wish to add sugar to the tea to sweeten the bitter taste of dandelion tea.
Chamomile tea is commended by a lot of naturopaths to take before bed time to help with insomnia and in low doses, it may relieve anxiety. Chamomile tea is a light coloured tea.
Ginger Tea is a spicy brew, and my favorite; it has long been applied for gastrointestinal distress, including nausea and vomiting. Ginger tea is so tasty with a little honey and milk. Of course, ginger, being a very usual spice, is employed in a lot of variations of teas, which unquestionably would be a healthful recipe for healthful living.
Licorice tea is bold, aromatic and is known to fight off stress and fatigue. In ancient civilizations, it was thought to be a potent aphrodisiac. So, if you want to feel sexy, undertake drinking licorice tea. Good luck with the results.
Peppermint tea sweetens your breath with it is pungent concoction, leaving your mouth fresh for a kiss! Peppermint has long been known to ‘tame the tummy’.
Rooibos tea is a caffeine free South African tea, low in tannin levels, and rich in solid homogeneous inorgani substance content, which promotes healthful skin, teeth and bones. Apparently, rooibos tea has antioxidant properties and is reputed to be anti-ageing, which I am sure would be likeable to most of us for healthful living.
If sales are any indication of use of teas, last year was the 15th successive year buyers in America have purchased more tea than ever before. On any given day, in regards to one half of the population drinks tea. In 2006, US consumed 2.25 billion gallons, of which 83% was black tea, 16% green tea, and 85% iced tea.
It is very evident to me there are a great deal of healthful gains to consuming teas and it is rather clear that tea drinkers need not worry with regards to toxicity as according to studies shown in 2008, as Author Beverly Sills says, there are no published records concerning toxicity. It was likewise cited that tea has less caffeine than coffee.
“Polly put the kettle on.” It is clear to me that tea, the world’s most standard non-alcoholic drink, is a healthful recipe for healthful living. Now you are conscious of the healing teas to select. Bottoms up everyone.