- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Benefits of Various Types of Teas
Herbal Medicine and Remedies go back probably thousands of years, there really is no way to know how far back. But before modern pharmacology was in existence people and animals relied on nature, such as plants and herbs. If you think about it animals probably know more about herbs than anyone because they know what to eat and what not to eat; they have a natural instinct of what is going to be good for their bodies by experimenting with everything that nature had to offer them.
As well as the animals there were several tribes that used herbs for various reasons, such as food and medicine. In every tribe there was almost always a person that was in charge of medicine or gathering herbs to make medicine. The first herb that was probably used for medicinal purposes was the marshmallow root. It was a grass type substance that monkeys would eat. And people would crush it to settle their stomach, it would also absorb the acidity of the stomach lining.
Nowadays there is so much medicine being produced everyday and the jury is still out on many of them. People have been so use to just going down to the store to buy a pill for whatever ails them. But more and more people are getting back to basics and learning what is going to be healthier and have less side affects for their bodies, therefore there is a great rise in vitamin stores and herbal stores where people can buy natural plants and herbs for various reasons. There is practically an herb for any ailment; such as anxiety, weightloss, cholesterol, high blood pressure and the list goes on. There is even evidence that some teas can prevent cancer.
This brings me to the reason for this hub, I am going to concentrate on Teas and the benefits of them.
Basically teas come in 4 groups which are;
Benefits of White Tea
White tea is probably the most delicate of teas and it comes from China. Five thousand years ago the emperor Sheng Nung had a magical experience and said the Gods were responsible for creating white tea when a tea leaf blew into his tea cup when the tea he was drinking was too bitter and hot therefore white tea was born.
White tea is actually chock full of antioxidants and is known to prevent various types of cancer. It has also been known to lower blood pressure and help clear your arteries. This is especially good for people who are at high risk for heart attack and strokes. There has also been evidence that people with Hiv benefit from the drinking of tea. For better immune systems it is recommended to drink at least 3-5 cups of white tea a day
Benefits of Green Tea
Green Tea is probably in the forerunner for the fight against cancer because of the catechins in green tea. Its origins also go back to China and green tea has been used for various ailments but because of the catechins in green tea it fights off the toxins in our bodies that grow into cancer. Because of its more bitter taste, people are not as likely to drink green tea as much, but when you think about the health benefit of green tea you may want to overlook that and maybe drink it with a little sugar or honey. 3-4 cups a day is recommended.
Benefits of Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is probably the tea that falls between the white tea and green tea for heath. It is actually recommended more for weight loss than any other tea. There are agents in Oolong tea that have fat burning capacities and is also good for your skin.
Benefit of Black Tea
While black tea is probably the least popular tea, it still has just as many antioxidants than white or green tea and just as many health benefits. The only difference is that it is not processed as long as green tea that’s why the color is do dark and also it does contain more caffeine than the green tea.
It really is just a matter of taste because black tea has just as many health benefits as green tea.
So for whatever reason you may have to drink tea, maybe it is just for the great taste since there is so many flavors out there now, know that all varities all come from the 4 basic teas and now you know a little about their benefits as well.
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