All about tea
The homeland of tea is considered China first began to cultivate tea bushes. From China tea spread first across Southeast Asia, and then along the Great silk road travelers brought to Europe. Initially, tea is valued very expensive, like any overseas goods. But, despite this, the popularity of the drink grew steadily. Especially fond of tea to the inhabitants of England, because when cheese and cool climate its use is a great way to warm up.
Properties of tea
Almost immediately after tea became widespread, people discovered its medicinal properties. In China tea was originally used as a medicine and only in our days has become an everyday drink. Let’s call the main currently known beneficial properties of tea:
-Due to the contained caffeine tea has a tonic effect.
-Also, caffeine has a beneficial effect on the heart muscle and the circulatory system.
-Tea is known as an excellent sudorific (promotes sweating) tool. No wonder the people of Central Asia, despite the hot climate, drink tea often and in large quantities that often surprises Europeans. Actually tea, improving the perspiration evaporates moisture from the body surface, and hence does not allow the body to overheat. Profuse sweating can also produce waste from the body.
-Antiseptic action of black and green tea is used in diarrhea. Strong tea kills harmful intestinal flora.
-In tea contains many of the elements that enter into the composition of bones and teeth of man. In several studies conducted by Chinese and Japanese scientists, it was found that regular consumption of tea has beneficial effects on tooth enamel, and is a good prevention of caries.
Japanese scientists conducted a study in Hiroshima, also found that green tea displays the body of some radionuclides, in particular strontium-90.
-In a number of countries are currently studies that suggest that tea has some anti-cancer activity. It is for certain the mechanism of this action is not known, as not known until the end of the nature of cancer, but the fact remains that tea contributes to the prevention of cancer.
And almost everyone knows that tea (especially green) helps to cope with the cold. There is a comprehensive effect tea warms the throat, due to sweating reduces the temperature and removes toxins from the body.
Specific contraindications to the use of tea no, but I think it necessary to tell and about some of the restrictions that will be no less useful to know our readers:
-Do not drink tea on an empty stomach – it can be harmful for the digestive system.
-Do not drink too hot or too cold tea. Hot to burn you, and from the cold chill trite throat.
-Do not drink too strong tea. High concentrations of caffeine in that drink is bad for your health.
Especially, it is not advisable to drink strong tea people who suffer from hypertension, glaucoma, with exacerbation of gastric ulcers.
-Do not brew the tea too long – this affects its taste and nutritional quality.
-Do not drink tea medications, as they may not be absorbed. Medications are generally it is best to drink clean water.
-Don’t repeatedly brew black tea.
-Not to drink yesterday’s tea – it not only contains nutrients, but also can harm the body.