Wellness and Skin Care

The Many Health Benefits Of Green Tea

The many health benefits of green tea have been recognized by the medicos and nutritional experts for sometime now. This is then no surprise to know that green tea, a powerful antioxidant, has been used for medicinal purposes in China for over 4,000 years.

Green tea, like black and oolong teas come for the leaves of the Camellia plant. However, green tea leaves are processed with steam helping to retain high levels of epigallocotechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful antioxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. This powerful antioxidant is the heavenly property in green tea that combats a number of ailments, helps you to keep youthful looking skin and prevents heart disease.

In 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published findings that declared green tea’s ability to reduce esophageal cancer by 60 percent in Chinese men and women and in a non related report by researchers at Purdue University, they concluded that green tea inhibits the growth of a variety of cancer cells.

Green tea reduces the formation of abnormal blood clots that lead to thrombosis, promotes healthy cholesterol and is a natural appetite suppressant for those of you interested in shedding weight in a healthy herbal way.

The latter has been recognized by experts as a way to lose 6 pounds in six week just by supplementing your daily coffee with green tea.

When we look at the healing properties of green tea for healthy skin we find that the high concentration of catechins, a type of antioxidants, prevent damage from exposure to toxins, UV solar rays and help slow premature aging of your skin by neutralizing free radicals that potentially cause skin cancer.

A study conducted by Case Western Reserve University in 2000 revealed that when applied topically green tea reduces the risk of sunburn caused by UV rays. The antioxidants found in green tea increase blood circulation in skin tissue that can potentially decrease sagging of the skin that defies the aging process and will make your skin look more youthful.

You can also choose from a variety of daily supplements that contain organic green tea and shop your local health food store for green tea tinctures. When taken orally along with a healthy balanced organic diet, the benefits of green tea will balance you internally in a way that is visually stunning.

With that in mind, treat yourself to a three-tiered high tea complete with biscuits, petit-fours, a side of green tea mochi and a potful of green tea. Then protect your marvelous outer shell when you bathe in a green tea bath or use your favorite organic green tea moisturizer to conjure your most beautiful healthiest skin.