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Monday, July 15, 2013

Green Tea and Effects part 1

Effect of green tea: Green tea is one of the best means of preserving the health and has over 60 diseases. Importance of variety and preparation.

Action priorities of green tea

Green tea, botanical name: Camellia sinensis var sinensis, is estimated as a great herb for nearly 5,000 years. There are many written sources that prove that green tea in ancient China and Japan, was first drunk long almost exclusively for medical reasons. The effects and uses of green tea are so diverse and extensive that a better overview of the subject is a grouping "effect" is necessary:
  1. Effect on the health (and disease prevention),
  2. Effect on the metabolism and weight loss .
  3. Stimulating effect ( tolerability and caffeine ) .  
  4. Side effects and risks (eg, inhibition of iron absorption ).
  5. Manner of preparation and their action.
  6. Effect focus of green tea varieties.
  7. Intake forms and effects (infusion, powder, green tea extract).
  8. Ingredients and their effects.
  9. Tea quality and effect.

Health: Prevention and cure effect by green tea

Green tea has been shown to very good preventive measure against many, very serious diseases. He is a:
  • powerful antioxidant (neutralizes free radicals)
  • lowers cholesterol levels in the blood,
  • improves fat metabolism,
  • accelerated fat burning,
  • improves insulin sensitivity and thereby reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes,
  • helps to prevent certain types of cancer, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease,
  • has anti-inflammatory,
  • antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal,
  • anti-angiogenic (helps the nutrients to tumors to stop)
  • immune-strengthening,
  • antihypertensive,
  • against caries,
  • digestive,
  • and much more.

The effects of green tea depend on the composition and concentration of the ingredients. As the different varieties of green tea quite strongly differ from each other here, they also have different effects priorities. Moreover, the quality of the tea plays a major role. Better qualities are much higher drug concentrations and are harmonious. Another important issue is the bioavailability of polyphenols and their intake. These depend strongly on the shape of the intake (powder, decoction, capsules etc.) of the preparation (temperature, brewing time, dosage, etc.), but also of accompanying factors such as the inhibition or promotion of absorption by other substances from ( as milk and lemon and catechins). It is important to understand that much of the special effects of green tea not by the individual yield components, but by their complex interaction with each other and as a package. These studies showed, for example, noted the particularly complex positive effect of caffeine along with the amino acid L-theanine, or studies showing that the effect of certain catechins in combination is more effective than taking individual catechins.

A Japanese study reported that the green tea help in over 60 diseases and could even cure over 20 diseases. In diseases with severe or complex cause of action you should take no, this alone trying to get to grips with the consumption of green tea. It applies here as with all diseases: These should be thoroughly diagnosed by a doctor or medical practitioner and treated comprehensively. The green tea can be very beneficial in many problems, but ingestion should be discussed with the doctor.

Studies on the effect of green tea

Since the 1970s, mainly in Japan since the 1990s and increasingly in the U.S. and Europe, the effect of green tea in more than 2,000 scientific been studies examined and a number of new studies are added continuously. Thus, there are now still very much information on the effect of green tea in a large number of different diseases and health in general. The aim of this paper is to summarize the results of study on each topic to explain and make the interested reader to better accessible.

Action focuses on the bodyMost common effect in diseases
  • Cardiovascular system, blood pressure,
  • Central nervous system,
  • Brain
  • Liver metabolism,
  • Burning fat, basal metabolic rate,
  • Kidney, detoxification, blood purification,
  • Digestive tract,
  • Immune system,
  • Eyes, teeth (dental caries, periodontal disease), hair, bone,
  • Positive effect in radioactive radiation,
  • Nutrients (eg top source of iron),
  • Antioxidant.
  • Atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, thrombosis,
  • Circulatory problems / high blood pressure,
  • Cancer (particularly colon, liver, kidney cancer, leukemia),
  • Caries, gingivitis,
  • Losing weight 
  • Metabolic diseases,
  • Diabetes mellitus,
  • Headaches / Migraines / Neck Pain,
  • Hangover / degradation of alcohol,
  • Constipation / diarrhea,
  • Multiple sclerosis,
  • Liver inflammation / hepatitis (all types),
  • Inflammation, arthritis,
  • Declining vision, presbyopia (presbyopic)
  • Fungal infections,
  • Osteoporosis,
  • Joint disease, gout, osteoarthritis,
  • Rheumatism,
  • Radiation accidents and radiation therapy for cancer.

Heart and circulatory diseases

According to numerous studies, helps the rich tea and especially green tea Flavonolglykosiden located on preventative against atherosclerosis, stroke, myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases. Improved by the consumption of tea in sufficient quantity to the reactivity of the blood vessels and the elasticity of the arteries. It also reduces blood pressure.


Many studies have shown that tea and especially green tea, has a preventive effect in a wide range of cancers. These included cancers such as stomach cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Studies in mice showed that green and white tea on cancer-resistant pathogens and their cell proliferation had slowed. For specific cancers, such as colon cancer Krumm, the white tea was even more effective than green tea.

Metabolism and Weight Loss

Several scientific studies have shown that the (sufficient) intake of green tea improves lipid metabolism, accelerate fat burning, increases the basal metabolic rate and thus the removal favors. The tea also improves insulin sensitivity, thus reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Chronic diseases

There are notes in numerous studies indicate that a large number of chronic diseases, such as asthma, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, later occur by ingestion of tea polyphenols. The tea green tea polyphenols have anti inflammatory by modulating the eicosanoid biosynthesis and antiviral by blocking the transcriptase.


The high antioxidant power of green tea is mainly attributed to the high content of polyphenols. These are able to capture free radicals and thus protect the metabolic processes before their harmful effects. Were also examined their effects as protection against certain skin diseases are aggravated triggered by sunlight, or. The polyphenols protect against UV rays and reduce the associated stress in the skin. The Japanese variety Matcha is considered food with the greatest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), the unit of measurement for the antioxidant ability.

Acidification - gout, osteoarthritis, arthritis

In the Naturopathy both of gout (uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints), the osteoarthritis (preventing the optimal basic supply of articular cartilage), as well as the arthritis (additional tissue irritation caused by excess acids, etc.) acidification of the body as a cause or at least as very conducive factor rumored. The regular drinking of green tea can prevent this in two ways, or support a cure: 1 Green tea, especially the Japanese variety Bancha , is highly deacidifies (" Neutralizing tea ") and may also unlike some conventional base preparations intracellular deacidify, so also gets into the cell interior. 2 The ingredients of green tea seem conducive to the overall metabolism and support the kidneys, and the excretion of uric substances. Here a combination of varieties is Sencha and Gyokuro as the main supply and a supplement by Bancha, Karigane, Benifuuki matcha powder and meaningful.

Cold, common cold, flu

The antibacterial and antiviral properties of green tea have been investigated in several studies. The tea polyphenols inhibit the transcriptase and antiviral effect. With a cold, cold, slight sore throat and flu green tea is a very effective home remedy. Particularly suitable is the Japanese variety Sencha in quality possible quality. For this purpose it is necessary to prepare the tea with a water temperature of 100 degrees Celsius (or boiling water), and an exact infusion time of 2 minutes. This particular polyphenols are released from the tea to a greater extent, which have a significant antibacterial and antiviral effect. In our experience, the so-prepared green tea helps all the better if it is taken as soon as possible to the appearance of the first symptoms. This preparation should but rather only once or as needed only a few days in a row used for this specific purpose. Due to the intense tannins, the tea has a slightly distressing effect on the body. Details can be found in the article preparation for colds, colds and flu .

Fungal infections

Another interesting application of green tea lies in its proven antifungal effect. This is especially the Japanese variety Bancha to name a old Japanese home remedies. Bancha green tea and particularly affects detoxifies, improving milieu and can also externally on the skin and in the vagina to help. More details can be found in the article Green Tea with fungal infections .