Curious Medical Treatments Using Tea

The word is that tea can be good for your health. You might have already heard that one. Or you might have read some articles on the topic, such as the ones we have listed here. But as I was sorting through patent records recently, something I do from time to time, I discovered that …

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Sorting Out the Health Claims About Tea and Herbals

The swirl of claims about the health benefits of teas and herbals seems never-ending. How do you sort it all out? The best way to start is to consider the source. While the Internet has made access to good information even easier, it has also made fraudulent and just plain wrong information equally accessible. You …

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Earl Grey Tea for Your Health?

What can you say about the potential health benefits of Earl Grey tea that you can't say about black tea? Now, I guess I should explain that one. As a general rule, Earl Grey tea and black tea are the same thing, with one key difference. Though other types of tea are occasionally used to …

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Is Puerh Tea a Health-Giving Elixir?

Once upon a time there was tea. It was black - for the most part. It was a time, here in the West, when tea and black tea were nearly synonymous. But in the last decade or so it's green tea that's grabbed the overwhelming share of attention. With the popularity of green tea there's …

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Matcha: The One Healthy Tea to Rule Them All?

Here's my oft-repeated opinion on the health benefits of tea, condensed to one sentence: I don't deny that there's evidence that tea can be healthy, but there's no shortage of people who are eager to stretch those claims in the interest of selling tea. While many claims for tea's benefits center on green tea, there …

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Reducing Stroke Risk With Tea?

I frequently grumble about the exaggerations that various parties make for the health-giving properties of tea. But I don't necessarily deny that there might be something to this "tea is healthy" notion, and I've written my fair share of articles on the topic. I thought for sure I'd covered the potentially beneficial relationship between tea …

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Green Tea for Oral Health?

Is there any miraculous health benefit that has yet to be laid at the feet of green tea? Aside from curing bubonic plague and the gout, it seems like just about everything else has been covered. To paraphrase the old advertising slogan about orange juice, "a day without a report about green tea's health benefits …

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Tea, Alertness and Sleep

One of the great attractions of tea is that it's good for a pick me up, thanks to its caffeine content. In this respect it's much like coffee, but with tea there are additional factors that make the boost it offers a bit more gentle. The first point to consider is that the average cup …

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Tea and Allergies

It's spring again and, to paraphrase Tennyson a bit, it's a time when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of...allergies. Well, maybe that's not quite what old Lord Alfred was getting at. But for many young men or women or for that matter, for people of any age, the approach of spring means …

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Bottled Tea and Health

Tea is good for you, right? As a matter of fact there are numerous studies out there that have shown that it probably is. But (with apologies to George Orwell) it wouldn't be too far off the mark to suggest that when it comes to health benefits, some of the teas are more equal than …

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