A Word about Green Tea
For over 5,000 years the Japanese and Chinese have relied on green tea to help maintain health. It is derived from the unfermented leaf of the plant Camellia sinensis.
Scientists report that the active constituents called polyphenols, possess unique properties to help the body protect cellular health.
These polyphenols, such as flavonoids and catechins are effective in scavenging destructive free radicals. It is this antioxidant action that is believed to be responsible for the beneficial support that is provided to the immune system and the heart. In fact, it may be the Oriental secret to greater health and vitality.*
Legends and facts about Green Tea:
Tea plants are evergreens whose leaves do not change color as the seasons change; no extraordinary tea plants grow white leaves (or black or any color except green). It is the processing that fresh green leaves undergo after harvesting that determines their final color and aspect.
Obscured across three thousand years, our knowledge of its early use is frustratingly fragmentary. As someone observed, "the mists of antiquity cannot always be pierced.
Fortunately, however, tea figured among health -giving plants; otwise when - according to legend - Qin Shi Huanghi ordered all books burned save those treating medicine, pharmacology, and field and forest plants, the already scanty early historical record of tea would have been lost.
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