Healing Power of Tea.

Have a cup of tea.

According to legend, Chinese emperor Shen Nung was boiling water outside his palace about 3,000 years ago when a gust of wind blew the dried leaves of a tea bush into his pot. The leaves infused the water with amazing flavor and color — and Nung an adventurous sort, decided to taste it. And with that, the first cup of tea was invented.Today there are many flavors of tea, but all tea comes from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis.  The different flavors of tea come from how the leaves are produced and fermented.  The black tea we’re most familia with has been allowed to ferment the longest.  Green tea is fermented the shortest time.

At pennies a cup, it may be the cheapest medicine in the world.Here’s a sampling of tea’s therapeutic benefits:

  • Protects against heart disease
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Protects against and destroys harmful bacteria and viruses
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces atherosclerosis (or hardening of the arteries)
  • Fights infections
  • Relieves migraines
  • Reduces cavities and gum disease
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers LDL (bad) cholestrol
  • Raises HDL (good) cholestrol
Some of the most exciting recent findings regarding tea involve its role in fighting cancer.

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