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Is Green Tea Really Good for You?

Green tea supports a healthy lifestyle for several reasons, and is the most well researched of all herbal tea varieties.

Author: Everett Smith
Date: Dec 3, 2011 - 9:46:06 PM

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Sipping green tea or herbal tea is a timeless daily routine in countries all-around the world for different reasons. Green tea has been an important part of life in Asia for thousands of years, much to the gratification and wellbeing of the people. Hundreds of studies have been conducted to determine how green tea, and herbal tea in general, supports a healthy lifestyle.

Green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis bush, but herbal tea generally contains added botanical components, including flowers, stems, roots and leaves of an assortment of different plants. It is possible to discover “tea” that doesn't make use of Camellia sinensis at all, although this would more accurately be referred to as an “herbal infusion” or “tisane” rather than a green tea or herbal tea.

Green tea is probably more popular than other herbal tea varieties. With a wide collection of scientific studies to back up the experience of users over thousands of years, sources ranging from The Journal of the National Cancer Institute to the Mayo Clinic have found exceptional benefits to green tea and its components. In addition to preventing cancer, green tea has also been recognized for lowering the threats for heart disease, easing symptoms of arthritis, preventing tooth decay, and contributing to natural weight loss.

Herbal tea is consumed medicinally for all types of purposes. An upset stomach may be eased by a cup of peppermint tea. Sleeplessness can often be conquered with a dose of chamomile tea. It is also conceivable that many forms of herbal tea, green tea among them, have the potential to prevent cancer. Just the act of brewing and drinking a cup of herbal tea can be calming, as the aromas please the drinker and the warm liquid soothes the throat.

Some of the most attention-grabbing therapeutic uses for herbal tea, and herbs on the whole, include Burdock to clean the blood, normalize blood sugar, and act as an anti-inflammatory. Cardamom is said to help digestion, cut gas, and calm stomach cramps. Green tea is associated with many of the same benefits.

Cinnamon can be added to green tea or herbal tea to ease upset stomachs, relieve menstrual cramps, and regulate blood sugar. Implementing Dandelion in green tea or herbal tea can act as an expectorant or diuretic, Fennel to quiet coughs, stimulate appetite, and soothe stomach cramps, and Ginger to diminish stomach and menstrual cramps, relieve vomiting, increase circulation, and diminish cold and flu symptoms.

Kava Kava is regularly consumed to relax muscles, dampen anxiety, encourage urinary tract health, and sound sleep. Herbal tea and green tea with Lemon balm is intended to decrease anxiety and relieve stomach upset while Licorice improves digestion, soothes coughs and sore throats, and eases menstrual cramping. Nettle supports a health liver and kidneys, and relieves diaarrhea and constipation.

Rosehips in herbal tea may relieve headaches and deflect bladder infections. Rosemary can relieve cold symptoms, ease headaches, increase circulation, and cushion joint pain. Some people use Sage to enhance digestion, mitigate coughs and lung congestion, and to quiet the nerves, Skullcap to aid PMS symptoms and diminish anxiety, and St. John's Wort to decrease anxiety, improve mood, and promote relaxation. Valerian root promotes relaxation and sleep, soothes stomach cramps, and sometimes calms the nerves. Yarrow stimulates appetite, improves digestion, and relieves cold symptoms.

For an even bigger boost from herbal tea, llok for those that include alkaline food grade herbs. So, look online for green tea plus alkaline herbs to locate the most productive tea you can possibly purchase.

Author Cliff Everett Smith traveled in China investigating the countless benefits of herbal tea. He is the CEO of an online health food store,, offering unique green tea with alkaline herbs not sold in conventional stores.

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