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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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To sum up, here are just a few medical conditions in which drinking green tea may be helpful: cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, infection, impaired immune function and weight loss.
People adopt green tea every day as more and more is written about its health benefits.
To determine the efficacy of green tea polyphenols for slowing progression of Parkinson's disease, he and his colleagues conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and delayed-start study.
This difference in processing allows for a significant difference in the final phytochemical balance: black tea contains more theaflavins and thearubigins, and green tea contains more catechins.
Older women who regularly drank green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who did not, according to a Canadian study that followed thousands of Chinese women over a decade.
AYDIN (CyHAN)- Green tea, one of the most consumed beverages in the world, has an effective role in treating many disorders on top of its stress-relieving benefits, say physicians.
Extracts of green tea are used in beverages, dietary supplements, dental care items, cosmetics, and medicines.
Green tea's benefits have further been evidenced by a study from the University of Missouri, which found green tea may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.