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A Healing Elixir
Some of the best innovations, even natural ones, happen by accident. Tea was introduced over 5,000 years ago in China, when tea leaves fell from a bush into Chinese Emperor Shen Nung’s pot of boiling water. Being an avid herbalist, he tasted it. Soon after, tea was touted as a healing elixir for the body.
Now, tea is second only to water as the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has been used medicinally for centuries in India and China to remedy headaches, body aches and pains, digestion, depression, detoxification, as an energizer, to enhance immunity, and to prolong life.
Studies now indicate and confirm that tea may well be a healing elixir for the body. Compounds in tea help protect against cancer and appear to counteract the chronic inflammation that contributes to heart disease, arthritis and other chronic illness.
Green tea contains a number of beneficial compounds, including volatile oils, vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, B6, C, and folic acid), minerals (manganese, potassium, zinc and fluorine), caffeine, and potent antioxidants called polyphenols. Tannins, large polyphenol molecules, form the bulk of the active compounds in green tea, with catechins comprising nearly 90 percent. The main catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is more powerful as an antioxidant than vitamins C and E.
Tea For You & Flowers Too…
Who doesn’t love flowers! Now you can enjoy healthy tea and a Blooming Flower. This has become my favorite way to get flowers. It is a beautiful gift. Here’s to your health!
Total – Tea Stress Less
Daily cups of tea can help you recover more quickly from the stresses of everyday life, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) researchers. New scientific evidence shows that black tea has an effect on stress hormone levels in the body
USA Tea Facts
- More than 2.25 billion gallons of tea were sipped in the United States
- Americans consume 85 percent of tea iced rather than hot
- U.S. tea drinkers are concentrated in the Northeast and the South
- Black tea is preferred over green tea in the USA
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