Do you believe green tea has herbal value ?

@greenline (14864)
Canada
June 30, 2009 2:31pm CST
I like drinking green tea and I drink atleast a cup every afternoon. It is very refreshing. There are ofcourse many types of green tea , and they taste different too. They come from Japan, China, Sri Lanka, and may be from many other countries. Do you believe green tea has herbal value ? Our friends from those countries may have more knowledge about green tea, and the benefits of drinking green tea.
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@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
30 Jun 09
Nice discussion..Green tea is good for health. It has many medicinal values..Yesterday I read something about it in a medical journal.I would like to share it with you....The synopsis of the article goes like this: Green tea has been used as a medicine in China for at least 4,000 years. Today, scientific research in both Asia and the west is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with drinking green tea. It reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in men and women by nearly sixty percent. University of Purdue researchers recently concluded that a compound in green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. There is also research indicating that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol. Apart from it, Green tea can even help prevent tooth decay..... But the only harmful effect of Green tea is it can cause Insomnia,as it contains caffeine..So it should be taken in small quantity regularly.
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
30 Jun 09
Hi Tuya. Thank you so much for sharing the information with me. That is indeed very helpful. University of Purdue researchers are making very valuable contribution to the knowledge about green tea. Best wishes to you Tuya !
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
30 Jun 09
Hey greenline! I have read many articles about drinking green tea and they all say that it is benefical to our health! I happen to just love the taste of it! I drink regular green tea and jasmine green tea! I have always been a tea drinker and not really a coffee drinker. I now don't drink coffee at all. I did when I was working, but I only did it for awhile. I have always preferred the taste of tea. I drink my tea black with lots of sugar! I used to love to go to this Tea House near the water many years ago! They had such wonderful teas and desserts! It's not around anymore, but I have fond memories!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I have drunk green tea but I haven't in a long time. I've just mainly been drinking water to quench my thirst these days. I do believe that green tea has herbal value, though. It's good for depression for one thing. It's also good for arthritis. It helps you to lose weight, too. Those are a few benefits I can think of that it has. Kathy.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I just happened to remember that green tea is also a good memory booster, lol. Kathy.
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@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
1 Jul 09
hi greenline, there are plenty of benefits in drinking green,i have not remember all of them, but i can said that it is very very good to human health,in Japan from the olden days that is in the 1970 itself, i have seen Japanese drink tea in small cups without milk and sugar that is black tea
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Yes, I love green teas. I drink them often. I do believe they have restorative properties that are beneficial for our bodies. I have many different ones in my pantry. I don't know if many people here realize that you don't boil green teas, but you steep them in hot water. I have a lovely glass tea pot and I put it on a plug in candle warmer to keep my tea warm. It works very well for this.
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@mnk202 (339)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Hello there, I like green tea very much. It has a great taste. I have read articles and have read some facts and I do believe that is very good for you and your immune system. People say water is very healthy for you also but there is so much in water now that can affect people to get sick. Green tea has so much to help you I like it much better than water.