Green tea refers to a particular type of tea that is typically made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis. The tea leaves are supposed to have undergone minimum oxidation during its processing.Green tea owes its origin to China and is closely associated both with the Asian and Middle East cultures.
It is increasingly being embraced in the West which has lead to the cultivation of its different variants. Varieties of green tea differ from each other in their manner of growth, growing conditions, processing and period of harvesting.
Many a research has been done on the benefits of green tea in order to get a precise understanding regarding its long-purported health benefits. It is considered that regular consumption of green tea greatly minimizes the risk of heart ailments. It is also considered to save its regular users from the occurrence of certain types of cancers.
Green tea is also being projected by diet experts as a useful weight loss agent.
Tea consumption is believed to have originated in China more than 4000 years ago. Green tea is used as a traditional medicine in many Asian countries.
It is found to be effective in healing ailments profuse bleeding. It is also found to favor body temperature and blood sugar regulation. Green tea is also found to have a positive impact in easing the digestive process.
Chinese medicine claims that the intake of green tea positively influences the functioning of five major organs, particularly the heart.
According to experts in this field of medicine, green tea is effective in easing the effects of alcohol, curing blotchiness, quenching thirst, eliminating indigestion, curing deficiency diseases such as beriberi, preventing fatigue, and boosting the functioning of brain.
However, the required dosage of medication and manner of preparing green tea varies for each physical ailment. Though not proved scientifically, green tea is believed to be effective in the treatment of disorders such as multiple sclerosis.