Tea properties

In ancient China, the first people who used the Tea as a drink soon realized that not only helped them to maintain a higher level of energy, but also acted small miracles for their health. It is not uncommon to find nicknames for Chinese Tea like Tea of eternal youth, beauty tea, medicine tea, etc.. 

In Traditional Chinese medicine we can find different recommendations of tea for different types of ailments. In general we can say that the lower the degree of fermentation will be more Tea properties. However, today we must take into account other factors. For example, the largest producer of tea in the world is China, in this country there are high levels of pollution in many areas. If we have acquired Tea comes from one of these areas, probably it carries a lot of toxic.

The properties of tea vary according to the degree of fermentation. Photography by David Boté Estrada - Creative Commons

Also it is too widespread use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers for tea, if we can purchase green tea with guarantees it will be better. But keep in mind that better location factors and Ecology of tea its price will be higher.

Here are some of the main properties of Tea:

  • It is diuretic, it helps to eliminate fluid retained in the body

  • Aids to spend calories and burns excess fat.

  • It is rich in antioxidants, which will prevent cellular aging body .

  • Protects against heart disease and helps to reduce levels of "bad" cholesterol .

  • Protects against cancer.

  • Supports people with arthritis.

  • It's good for the bones, increasing the level of bone strength.

  • It's good for the diseases of the mouth, teeth and bad breath.

  • It has digestive properties.

  • Retards the development of diabetes in people prone to this condition.

  • It is useful in cases of viral infections.

All these properties and some other give the tea its popularity and well deserved reputation worldwide. However, people with hypertension have to be very careful taking it, these people should consume teas very soft, not exciting.

Article written by Miquel Vidal.