Organic hand picked GREEN TEA
The tea is unfermented and is as close
to the natural state of the Camellia Sinensis leaf as is possible
to preserve. The leaves are allowed to wither only slightly
after picking, and are then rolled and dried before they can
oxidize. Green tea is more delicate than black and oolong,
and should be appreciated for the subtler taste and light
aroma and color.
A superlative hand picked tea
from the Western Ghats (Wynad, Nilgiri, Moonar Tea Estate)
with a pale green infusion and lively fresh aroma ...
full of potent antioxidants ... this unique tea is a
wonderful gift from nature. Green tea is rapidly gaining
popularity in the west due to its health benefits of
low caffeine, anti-oxidants, vitamin C and fluoride.
hand picked Green Tea:
Pack of 250 GR :
[ Price 10.80 EUR/Pack of 250 grams
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Health Benefits of Green Tea :
There are four primary polyphenols
in green tea and they are often collectively referred to as
catechins. Powerful antioxidants, catechins have been shown
in recent studies to fight viruses, slow aging, and have a
beneficial effect on health.
Clinical tests have shown that catechins
destroy free radicals and have far-reaching positive effects
on the entire body.
Free radicals are highly reactive
molecules and fragments of molecules that can damage the body
at the cellular level leaving the body susceptible to cancer,
heart disease, and many other degenerative diseases.
Green tea antioxidants have been shown
to lower cholesterol.
EGCG is a potent antioxidant.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, found in red wine.
Special Benefits of Green Tea :
- Reduces high blood pressure. Drinking green tea represses
angiotensin II which leads to high blood pressure.
- Lowers blood sugar. Green tea polyphenols and polysaccharides
are effective in lowering blood sugar.
- Fights cancer. There have been many studies that have
shown that green tea catechins are effective at preventing
cancer. Green tea also boosts the immune system because
of its high concentrations of polyphenols and flavenoids.
Green Tea May Help Fight Allergies :
Allergy sufferers may want to add
green tea to their sniffle-fighting arsenal. New evidence
suggests that drinking the popular brew may provide some relief.
Researchers in Japan identified a compound in green tea that,
in laboratory tests, blocks a key cell receptor involved in
producing an allergic response.
The compound, methylated epigallocatechin
gallate (EGCG), may have a similar effect in humans, they
say. Their study will be described in the Oct. 9 print issue
of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed
publication of the American Chemical Society, the world's
largest scientific society.
Although similar compounds in green
tea have previously been shown to be anti-allergenic, this
particular compound appears to be the most potent, the researchers
"Green tea appears to be a promising
source for effective anti-allergenic agents," says Hirofumi
Tachibana, the study's chief investigator and an associate
professor of chemistry at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan.
"If you have allergies, you should consider drinking it."
For years, people have been drinking
tea to fight the sneezing, coughing and watery eyes that are
characteristic of colds and allergies. The new study adds
to a small but growing body of scientific evidence from both
cell and animal studies that it may actually work, particularly
No one has proven, however, that
anti-allergenic compounds found thus far have an actual therapeutic
effect in humans who ingest green tea. If it works, the brew
may be useful against a wide range of allergens, including
pollen, dust, pet dander and certain chemicals, Tachibana
says. Further studies are needed.
EGCG is one of the most abundant and
biologically active antioxidants found in tea. It is believed
to be responsible for tea's beneficial health effects. The
compound is found in higher concentrations in green tea, the
least processed of teas, than in black and oolong varieties.
Previous studies have shown that EGCG
fights allergic reactions in rodents that were given the compound
orally, but researchers are just beginning to understand how
it might work. It now appears that the compound works by blocking
the production of histamine and immunoglobulin E (IgE), two
compounds in the body that are chiefly involved in triggering
and sustaining allergic reactions, Tachibana says.
The current study shows, for the first
time, that a methylated form of EGCG can block the IgE receptor,
which is a key receptor involved in an allergic response.
The effect was demonstrated using human basophils, which are
blood cells that release histamine.
Methylated EGCG appears to elicit
a stronger anti-allergenic response than normal EGCG, making
it the strongest anti-allergen compound found in tea, the
Although promising against allergies,
no one knows how much green tea is needed to have a therapeutic
effect, or which green tea varieties work best, the researchers
add. They are currently looking for additional anti-allergenic
compounds in the tea.
Green tea has been called the second-most
consumed beverage in the world, behind water. It is very popular
in Japan, and has a growing following in the United States,
where black tea is favored. Tachibana's study adds to an expanding
list of the potential health benefits offered by green tea.
In addition to allergies, it is reported to fight cancer,
cardiovascular disease, arthritis and tooth decay.
Approximately 50 million people in
USA suffer from some type of allergy. Until studies are done
to determine whether green tea is actually beneficial to humans
with allergies, experts urge consumers to see their doctor
for the best advise on treatment options. Among those options:
minimizing or avoiding suspected allergens (i.e. dust, pollen,
certain foods). Exercise and proper diets are also thought
to alleviate the effect of allergies.
Funding for this study was provided
in part by grants from the Program for Promotion of Basic
Research Activities for Innovative Biosciences (PROBRAIN).
Dr. Tachibana's associates in this
study were Yoshinori Fujimura and Koji Yamada of Kyushi University,
Mari Maeda-Yamamoto of the National Research Institute of
Vegetables and Tea Sciences, and Toshio Miyase and Mitsuaki
Sano of the University of Shizuoka.
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