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green tea

an herb that grows as a native shrub in Asia.
uses It is used to prevent cancer and heart disease, for hypercholesterolemia, and as an antidiarrheal. It is effective as an antidiarrheal, and there is some epidemiological evidence of efficacy related to its other uses.
contraindications It is contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity to this product and in those with kidney inflammation, GI ulcers, insomnia, cardiovascular disease, and increased intraocular pressure.

green tea

A beverage prepared from the leaves of an eastern Asian evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis, which is believed to have a carcinoprotective effect greater than that of black tea (which is produced from green tea by a fermentation process). Both green and black tea have epigallocatechin gallate, an antioxidant responsible for the alleged protective effect.

green tea

Popular health A beverage prepared from leaves of an eastern Asian evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis. See Tea. Cf Caffeine, Coffee, Maté. ;.

green tea

(grēn tē)
Chinese and Japanese tea purported to have health benefits, including reduction of risk of certain cancers and improvement in rheumatoid arthritis, elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, infections, and immune function.

green tea,

n Latin name:
Camellia sinensis; part used: leaves (dried, unfermented); uses: antibacterial, anticancer, antilipidemic, antioxidant, diuretic, gum disease; precautions: patients with sensitivity to caffeine, kidney disease, or heart disease, or who are taking anticoagulant medications. Also called
matsucha.
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