Last Modified on Jan 04, 2015
While green tea is ages old, it seems that it is only now beginning to be recognized for all of the potential health benefits it can offer. Not just a delicious beverage, the organic components of green tea are said to be good for everything from preventing cancer to getting rid of that extra belly fat!
Green tea, brewed from the minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, originated in China and has a very long history in Chinese society and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Modern alternative medicine and commercial products seem equally eager to pick it up, and you can find green tea extract in soaps, drinks, herbal supplements, skin care products, shampoo, and any number of other items.
Natural Cures: Full of polyphenols, the organic compound EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), other catechins, and flavonoids, green tea has been found to help prevent heart disease, increase fat metabolism, and raise one's basal metabolic rate. Green tea has a greater proportion of antioxidants than perhaps any other food or beverage. Green tea consumption reduces the risk of several kinds of the most dangerous forms of cancer. It also improves overall cholesterol levels and the ratio of LDLs to HDLs.
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[YEA] Green Tea (Liquid concentrate). I have been drinking green tea (tea bags) and putting 6 drops of the liquid tea for about 8 weeks. I have energy that I never had. I also dropped 8 lbs. This tea tastes great also, I do not put any other ingredients in the tea, just the natural flavors. Everyday I drink 1 1/2 cups of hot tea.
I just started taking 1T cider vinegar every day in my water for about 2 weeks. I noticed my eyes are not as dry in the mornings as they usually are.
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Beverly Hills, Ca
Green tea is often suggested here but what about the flouride? Flouride is a toxin and it appears EC think it is a big culprit of fibromyalgia. So aren't we doing more harm than good. I drink it all day long. I used to drink dandelion tea, perhaps I should go back if I can find an organic one. But then it is questionable that all teas have flouride, organic or not.
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Richardson, Tx, Usa
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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[YEA] I use Green Tea. I actually started using it more for it's taste than anything else, drinking fresh tea leaves that I purchased at the "Black Pearl Tea Shop". It helped me start to lose weight by drinking at least 60 oz a day (I LOVE THIS TEA). However, when I lost my pouch of tea, i bought the kind that is already in tea bags and was sadly disappointed. It tasted bitter and didn't work as well.
So my advice is this. Get fresh, loose tea, and if you drnk the pre-bagged kind, get Jasmine Green Tea. The Jasmine gives the tea the most wonderful smell and taste, and kills the bitter flavor. I never add sugar, honey, lemon, nothing. this tea is perfect the way it is.
Also, NEVER BOIL your tea. it should be steeped at 170 degrees. (basically, right under boiling point). Boiling burns the tea leaves, giving your tea a more bitter taste and nutralizing alot of key nutrients.
If you can't brew tea throughout the day, Jasmine Green Tea also tastes good cold. Brew enough for a whole day and put it in a thermos or other container. but remember, NEVER EVER BOIL TEA!
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Santee, California, United States
[YEA] I would just like to say that i was diagnosed 3 years ago with H2 and that i have had a few outbreaks. But about a year ago i started drinking green tea and i have yet to have an outbreak since. It started with a diet thing where i bought an online order of wu yi green tea. After that i noticed i started to feel 10 times better and it never failed i was having an outbreak atleast once a month. Since i have been drinking the green tea i have not had another outbreak which i thought was strange. I would also like to disagree on the sweetener thing because im the worlds worst about diet drinks. i do not believe that it increases outbreaks but i do believe that green tea helps suppress the virus...
Hello Bill/Dave/Mama to Many/anyone who can help....My question: Is green tea safe for hypothyroid people.Also, should be we worried about the amount of flouride in green tea. What about green tea extract? Thank you for your response.
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San Fernando, Philipppines
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Consider adding Green Tea to your antibiotics or natural remedies. It may boost the effectiveness. See this study:
EC: Interesting article, thank you! Here's an excerpt from that article:
Battling The Superbugs With Green Tea
... "We tested green tea in combination with antibiotics against 28 disease causing micro-organisms belonging to two different classes," says Dr Mervat Kassem from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Alexandria University in Egypt. "In every single case green tea enhanced the bacteria-killing activity of the antibiotics. For example the killing effect of chloramphenicol was 99.99% better when taken with green tea than when taken on its own in some circumstances." medicalnewstoday.com
[YEA] Yea to Green Tea for remedying my flu. Nay to ACV. ACV made me not feel so sick but my symptoms continued to worsen. I've started drinking green tea and it is making a big difference. I have been using a couple teaspoons of honey with every cup.
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[YEA] I have been drinking green organic green tea from China for about two years now. It certainly has excellent health benefits. Before drinking green tea I would normally come down with a cold or flu at least twice a year and it would last a good two weeks, but since I've become a green tea drinker I don't catch a cold or flu. I may get a little sniffle but they may be due to my allergies. Also I notice my energy is always up when I'm drinking my tea consistently. I drink a minimum of 3 cups a day and as an iced tea and I also drink the tea leaves as well.
[YEA] Green Tea boost my immune system. Green Tea is the most awesome tea, recently taken the world by storm. I drink 3 cups a day, which is the equivalent of eating 8 apples according to the daily mail. Tea can also rehydrate you so can be used as a substitute for water. I know this because my pee is mostly clear. I used to get the flu 4 times a year without failure. Even during the summer. I suffered for year. ie until I Started to drink Green Tea. My energy levels shot up. I only got sick once in the 2 years that I have been taking it. I think it was the airline food and the long thirsty journey that caused my Tonsillitis. I might have even died the Doctor told me if I didn't have a strong immune system. Well anyway. I haven't been sick drinking green tea.
[YEA] I have been drinking grn tea for about 3 weeks now. I love the taste and feel energized when I drink it. The reason I started to drink it was actually for the tea bag itself. I put it on my face when my perioral dermititis flares up. Dries it up in a few days. I use the same tea bag all day long and just put it on my face whenever I have a minute.
[YEA] I have to tell you all I have had Perioral Dermatitis for over 10 years on and off and only able to get rid of it by use of antibotics. I have tried EVERYTHING trust me! I can finally say after all these years that Liann from Australia was right, Green Tea cured my Perioral Dermititis! I simply drank the green tea (Yogi brand is my favorite) and then would constantly put a wet tea bag on my face as much as possible 5 or so bags a day maybe 30-40 times on the face a day and after about 2-3 days I started to see improvement and after about 10 days it was gone completely! Anyone who has had this Perioral Dermititis knows how hard it is to rid, so I am just so happy about these results I had to share. One other thing I think that helps is to stay away from sugar & starches. Sugar is a killer on the immunity. Thank you Lianne!!!!
[YEA] I have had perioral dermatitis on and off for 5 or more years. I find that topical application of green tea is amazing. I keep a tea bag in the fridge after wetting it, and apply it as often as permits. At night I apply it liberally. Obviously there are limitations as your face will look green after you put it on, but you can wash it off at any stage. The perioral dermatitis just dries up after a few days. It's not perfect but better than antibiotics.