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May 25, 2009
I suppose that tea is definitely a subject of the largest number of various researches and scientific studies. And there’s nothing surprising about it! Tea is a miraculous therapeutic beverage which has a special place in every single culture of the world. It can be considered the most popular drink which can help us relax and enjoy its beautiful aroma, quench our thirst, get warm, forget about our problems and stresses, get closer with someone and so on. Moreover, for many of us tea is much more than just a beverage. Tea is linked to the most precious and romantic moments in our life. Drinking a cup of tea can help us to get focused and settle our mind, or can be an invitation for a friendly talk. And, there’s no need to mention numerous health benefits of various types of tea.
Recently, nutritionists came to the conclusion that tea has excellent properties to protect us against coronary heart disease. Two independent researches were carried out in France and Finland, and both groups of the scientists found evidence of the fact that true and loyal tea lovers have smaller chances of having a stroke or other heart problem. New scientific evidence was found to prove that the flavonoids and polyphenols containing in tea have positive effects on functioning of our cardiovascular system. This fact should be added to a great anti-cancer and anti-aging potential of black, green and white tea.
According to the results of the researches in Helsinki, drinking 2 cups of tea a day can help to lower risks of having a stroke up to 21%. At the same time, French specialists say that those people who drink 3-4 cups of tea every day can decrease their chances of blood clot formation in blood vessels up to 32%. Dr. Carrie Ruxton from the British Tea Advisory Association, comments on the researches as the following: “Research shows you do not need to drink gallons of tea to get real improvements – just three or four cups of tea a day are enough.” Here, in the UK, we annually consume more than 130,000 tons of tea.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.