ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Beverage Recipes

Benefits of Drinking Tea

Updated on May 13, 2014

Tea has some health benefits with green tea taking the championship because of its growing popularity worldwide. Chamomile tea is also drunk a lot but I will look into other teas as well and their health benefits they contain.

1. Black tea- has the highest caffeine of all teas and it is made from fermented leaves. The health benefits of black tea are prevention of stroke and protect the lungs from cigarette smoke damage. Black tea is also good for cardiovascular because it increases the ability of blood vessels to relax and expand therefore it regulates blood pressure and also inhibits cancer from growing.

2. Green tea- the popular amongst teas and it has health benefits from weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate to assisting in DNA repair by increasing the production of Interleukin-12 therefore green tea helps in preventing skin cancer.

3. Chamomile tea- is known for helping with sleeping and other benefits of chamomile tea are helping with menstrual cramps by increasing compound glycine in the urine this aids with muscle spasms and it is also good in stomach problems from digestion, stomach aches and eases symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Chamomile tea is also used to treat colds because of its antibacterial properties and calms anxiety attacks.

4. Oolong Tea- also known as Wu Yi tea has high antibacterial properties which help reduce tooth decay and is known for increasing mental health by improving memory and mental clarity and performance. Other benefits of oolong tea are improvement of lung function, decreasing cancer risks and strengthen bones.

5. Rooibos Tea- is used by many spas for skin care and to treat skin problems like eczema cause it is rich in potassium, zinc, fluoride and calcium. Rooibos is also helps with maintaining bone health and preventing arthritis. Other health benefits of rooibos are calms allergies and uneasy stomach. Rooibos is caffeine free and is rich with antioxidants and it is also filled with cancer fighting agents such as polyphenos, phenolic acid and flavanoids they also boost the immune system.

6. White Tea- contains high levels of theanine which helps with boosting the immune system, also helps in fighting bacterial infections like pneumonia and helps with combating aging. Theanine also helps with relaxing. White tea contains polyphenols that which helps with fighting cancer cells and it has lower caffeine.

7. Chai Tea- the ginger in chai tea helps with reducing inflammation and it also helps with aiding with digestion, nausea and diarrhea. Chai tea has low caffeine.

8. Ginseng Tea- is known to improve concentration and stimulates the brain. It’s also helps with minimizing menstrual cramps and is also used to treat cancer, diabetes, dementia and ADHD. Pregnant women are advised not to drink ginseng tea.

Drinking tea has its own benefits and they are many types of teas in the world that are also good with health.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • moiponetsoka profile image

      Moipone 3 years ago from South Africa

      swilliams thnank you for reading, i will try chai tea also

    • swilliams profile image

      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      I love Chai Tea! It makes me so happy. I try to drink tea while reading my devotional, it's a great way to start of the day. Thanks for sharing! Voted up!

    • moiponetsoka profile image

      Moipone 5 years ago from South Africa

      I am you find the hub iteresting and thank you for reading.

    • luisj305 profile image

      luisj305 5 years ago from Florida

      So many benefits of drinking tea , I knew nothing about.Maybe I'll switch from coffee for some time..Interesting hub Moiponetsoka

    • moiponetsoka profile image

      Moipone 5 years ago from South Africa

      wow i will go check it out i had no idea.thanks for reading

    • profile image

      Chris Hugh 5 years ago

      Nice hub. Have you heard of hot water boilers? They're great. You have hot water instantly. I have a Zojirushi. I love it. I did a review of it on, but I'm not supposed to post links. LOL. Anyway, it rocks! 'Love your hubs!