Khamis, 24 November 2011
Ref : Herbal Remedy
Tea is a beverage known by a resident who had this earth. Of the many types of tea, at least there are three primary categories: green tea, oolong tea and black tea. Black tea is made of by carrying out fermentation of tea leaves. During black tea production process, the majority of existing compounds to be oxidized. Oolong tea is made by fermenting partially. While green tea has the drying process to prevent further oxidation process to remain substance contained in the intact condition. Compounds possessed potent green tea is (-)-epigalocatechin gallate (EGCG). Of the various ways of making the tea mentioned above found that the EGCG in green tea is higher than in oolong tea and much higher than in black tea. (Lin et al, 2003) There have been many who claimed evidence in vitro that chatechins green tea has an important role in protecting the body against degenerative diseases. EGCG in green tea has many activities, including anticarcinogenic – prevent cancer (Beltz et al, 2006; Fujiki et al, 2005; Spinella et al, 2006), antioxidants (Luximon-Ramma et al, 2006), antimicrobial (Paul et al , 2006; Watson et al, 2006), and antidiabetic (Tsuneki et al, 2004). Communities in Europe, especially French, relies heavily on red wine as their source of antioxidants, resveratrol. Apparently green tea is no less spectacular in the presence of EGCG. Moreover, Japanese researchers also recognize that green tea from Indonesia (Camellia sinensis var asamica) contains EGCG which is higher than theirs (Camellia sinensis var sinenesis). The following are 27 kinds of benefits that green tea is based on a variety of research results.
1. Can prevent and lower high blood pressure
2. Prevent high blood sugar levels
3. Lowering cholesterol levels
4. Lowering the risk of various heart diseases
5. Reduce the risk of stroke
6. Helps the body against viruses (like influenza virus)
7. Can inhibit nerve function decline
8. Improving cognitive function
9. Work for gum health
10. Prevent shortness of breath
11. Reduce stress
12. Eliminates fatigue, glaucoma, and exhaustion
13. Able to prevent the onset of cancer
14. Capable of controlling tumor growth
15. Help cure cancer
16. Helps you lose weight
17. Reducing the risk of arthritis and rheumatism
18. Functioning as an anti-strep throat
19. Preventing osteoporosis
20. Prevent the onset of allergic
21. Protecting the liver
22. Prevent hepatitis
23. Help prevent the spread of HIV virus
24. Reducing the dangers of smoking
25. Slows aging
26. Whether consumed for diabetics
27. Able to prevent food poisoning
Green Tea Side Effect
To obtain the benefits of green tea to effectively and avoid the negative effects of excessive consumption, then we should consume green tea with the right dose. Here are the things that need to be linked with the consumption of green tea:
§ Behind the benefits of green tea, polyphenols content was consumed in large quantities can cause liver and kidney damage, as mentioned by several studies showing the toxicity of polyphenols. Actually, green tea consumption is not too alarming, but should be considered in individuals who consume supplements containing polyphenols, say a writer named Prof. Chung Yang of Rutgers University in New Jersey. He stressed that any individual who drink up to ten cups of green tea per day can still be tolerated. Problems will arise in individuals who consume supplements to its polyphenols content of up to 50 times more than a cup of tea.existing tannins in green tea can cause digestive problems.
§ Tannins are astringent, bitter plant polyphenols that either bind or shrink fast and proteins. Substance causes a feeling of dry tannin in the mouth with the consumption of red wine, dark tea, or fruit that does not grow (Wikipedia). Tannins could interfere with the stomach lining, so it often causes nausea. Especially where the irritation is usually caused by prolonged steeping tea, tea menseduh more than 3 minutes can damage the flavor, so it felt very bitter and very likely to cause stomach upset.
§ It is also advisable for women to avoid green tea during pregnancy, not only because of the caffeine, but also there are risks such as neural tube defects in babies. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the antioxidants in green tea, is a contributor to the alleged defects. As a precaution, it is advisable to avoid drinks that contain caffeine, including tea during pregnancy.
§ Tea has a thinning effect on the blood that doctors often advise patients to avoid it, if their patients take blood-thinning medication or due to undergo surgery because it helps prevent blood clotting.
How healthy green tea consumption (Green tea right dosage)
§ Green tea should be done after / before eating at least 2 hours because Tea Inhibits Iron Absorption in the body by 80 percent. while the iron is needed in order to quality growth of the human body.
§ Many studies have shown the usefulness of green tea for health based on the amount of intake from Asian countries, which is about 3 cups per day, which can provide 240-320 mg of polyphenols. One cup of green tea could supply 20-35 mg of EGCG.
§ To serve it with boiled water that has been allowed to stand for 3 minutes let the temperature slightly dropped to between 65-80 º. Water is to be used to brew tea for 2-3 minutes. Brewing no more than 5 minutes because a lot of tannin that will be dissolved and the potential to cause constipation.
§ Green tea should be stored in a dry cupboard, protected from direct sunlight. Do not store in the refrigerator because it susceptible to moisture and odor from contaminated food stored in the refrigerator.
Drinking green tea regularly and make the culture in your life. I Hope you all stay healthy and avoid degenerative diseases. Thank you.