Hello, today I would like to discuss white tea and its medicinal properties. Typically, we hear about green tea providing great health benefits. Recently, many studies have been conducted that have brought white tea into the spotlight for providing health benefits since it is the least processed and has the highest antioxidant levels. White tea may become “the ultimate tea of health.”
White tea may have medicinal properties to prevent cancers such as colon, prostate, and stomach cancer. A class of antioxidants called flavonoids is found in white tea that has been known to inhibit the progression of cancer cells and the development of new ones. It has been discovered that white tea can work as well as prescription medications for certain ailments without the medicinal side effects.
Studies indicate that another group of antioxidants called catechins found in white tea are known to reduce cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type of fat necessary for health. There are two types of cholesterol – good and bad; white tea plays a role by lowering the bad cholesterol.
Lower Blood Pressure
Research shows that white tea can thin the blood and improve artery function. White tea helps lower blood pressure by promoting strong and healthy blood vessels and it can guard against the causes of stroke.
In addition to thinning the blood, lowering blood pressure, and reducing cholesterol, white tea protects the heart and circulatory system. Studies have discovered that people who consume two or more cups of white tea a day reduce their chances of death after suffering a heart attack by up to 50%.
Research indicates that people who drank white tea regularly had greater bone density and strength than those who are not tea drinkers. White tea may have medicinal benefits for people suffering with arthritis and osteoporosis.
Immune System Defense
White tea is a natural killer of bacteria and viruses. There is an abundance of antioxidants in white tea providing the immune system protection from illnesses such as the common cold and influenza.
There are small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients in white tea to help keep teeth strong and healthy. White tea also kills the bacterium that causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Staying out in the sun too long, stress, and a poor diet can damage the skin and cause premature aging. White tea can protect the skin and help reverse the damage by reducing free radicals in the skin. Drinking white tea promotes healthy and radiant skin.
White tea is known to protect against cancer, viral infections, and skin damage. In addition to protecting against illnesses and skin damage, it helps to promote dental health, heart health, and bone health. What are you waiting for? Drink two or more cups of white tea per day and see if you notice a difference in your health.