Green Tea-the prepared leaves and leaf buds of Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze (family Theaceae), a large shrub with evergreen leaves native to eastern Asia and extensively cultivated there.
Part used: Leaves and buds
Tea is useful in treating infections of the digestive tract. In Ayurveda, tea is considered astringent, sweat-inducing, and a nerve tonic, and is used for eye problems, hemorrhoids, tiredness, and fever. Tea leaves may be used externally to soothe insect bites and sunburn.
Other medical uses – Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Colorectal cancer, Endometrial cancer, Ovarian cancer.
Much of the research documenting the health benefits of green tea is based on the amount of green tea typically drunk in Asian countries-about three cups per day (providing 240-320 mg of polyphenols). To brew green tea, 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves are combined with 250 ml (1 cup) of boiling water and steeped for three minutes
It is rich in polyphenols, which provides higher bone mass and density. This natural herb grants complete protection to your bones. A certain component of green tea known as epigallocatechin (EGC), was found to heighten the activity of enzymes that promote bone growth and help to strengthen bones. EGC was also shown to help prevent bone deterioration by inhibiting certain cells that weaken bones. Click here, to learn more.