The benefits of green tea

The benefits of green tea

Shelagh McNally

Green tea is taken from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis bush grown in parts of Asia. It’s one of the oldest traditional drinks still cultivated in China as a medicinal drink, thanks to its concentrated nutrients. Not only has it been used to prevent and cure diseases, it was also considered a potent medicine for the mind and spirit.

In the West, green tea has caught on as beneficial drink for health and beauty, thanks to its high level of key nutritional ingredients.

Health Benefits

Thanks to the powerful combination of vitamins C and E along with the alkaloids, polyphenols, isoflavones and catechins, green tea is an powerful ally in a healthy lifestyle. Its benefits include:

  • cancer prevention
  • strengthening the immune system
  • regulating blood sugar levels
  • preventing Alzheimer's disease
  • decreasing stress
  • helping memory
  • improving digestion
  • regulating blood circulation
  • preventing constipation
  • regulating fats in the liver
  • fighting insomnia
  • boosting energy
  • decreasing cholesterol
  • regulating heart pressure.
  • improving the gums.
  • anti-inflammatory helping with arthritis
  • healing herpes sores

Green tea for beauty

Due to its high levels of antioxidants including vitamin C and vitamin E, green tea has become a popular ingredient in beauty products. It can give some amazing benefits, including:

  • help with weight lose
  • wrinkle reduction
  • stimulates hair growth while strengthening the scalp
  • eliminates dandruff
  • helps lighten bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • helps fight acne
  • soothes skin irritations


Green tea can be an excellent supplement to your diet. Try to take it at least twice a week and the more natural the tea, the better. The Camellia Sinensis plant is not native to North America so be sure to source a company selling an organic version of green tea either as loose leaf or in sachets.


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