Herbal Tea


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Related to Herbal Tea: green tea, Chamomile tea
An infusion made from various plants, which may benefit or ameliorate various conditions; some herbal teas are toxic, and may affect the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, or central nervous system

tea

(te)
1. An infusion of a medicinal plant.
2. The leaves of the plant Thea chinensis or Camellia sinensis, from which a beverage is made by steeping the leaves in boiling hot water.

Composition

A number of pharmacologically active ingredients including caffeine, theophylline, various antioxidants including polyphenolic compounds, and sufficient fluoride to help prevent tooth decay are present in tea. The caloric content is negligible unless sugar, honey, and/or milk is added prior to consumption. See: caffeine; withdrawal, caffeine

CAUTION!

Tea intake should be limited in those patients with a history of oxalate-containing kidney stones.

black tea

Tea made from leaves that have been fermented before they are dried.

green tea

Tea made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that have been steamed to prevent fermentation and then rolled and dried. The ingredients of green tea said to influence health are antioxidants called catechins. Green tea is often promoted for the putative prevention of certain types of cancer. Although studies have demonstrated antitumor effects of tea in laboratory animals, studies of the impact of green tea consumption on breast and prostate cancer in humans failed to show any impact.

herb tea

, herbal tea
Tea made of a variety of plants, including leaves of certain flowers, herbs, barks, and grasses. Some herbs used in these teas have been demonstrated to have pharmacological properties.

tea kombucha

See: kombucha tea.

Paraguay copper tea

Tea, also known as yerba maté, made from the leaves and stems of Ilex paraguayensis. It is a stimulating drink and contains volatile oil, tannin, and caffeine.

herb tea

, herbal tea
Tea made of a variety of plants, including leaves of certain flowers, herbs, barks, and grasses. Some herbs used in these teas have been demonstrated to have pharmacological properties.
See also: tea
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