Tea and its medicinal properties
Legend has it that Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, about 2750th BC, while he rested from the hectic hunt runs deep water from the stream.
The pot in which boiling water, accidentally struck a few leaves of evergreen magnolia tree relatives, whom we call tea.
Pleasant smell He advanced to his nostrils and the car could not resist tasting beverage.
Chinese tea tree or shrub easily - tea (Camellia sinensis lat.), first mentioned in ancient Chinese writings "Pent - Sao".
The first tea was brought to Japan Buddhist priest Yeisei who discovered its beneficial effect on the body and mind and is probably due to the properties of this drink is so popular among his monks, Zen teachings.
It is assumed that arrived in Europe via Arab traders in the 13th or 14 century ship, and later transported by land, so called. The Silk Road.
There are three basic types of tea derived from this plant. Depending on the chemical processing, there are: green tea, oolong and black tea.
This shrub-like tree planted in large tea gardens at altitudes from 100 to 2000 meters. The leaves for black tea is fully fermented, while green tea leaves to expose only the money, then dry.
Oolong or Wulong tea, the flavor and characteristics between black and green tea, and requires a bit more complex processing.
The healing properties
And since the ancient times in folk medicine used green tea to relieve tooth and gum disease.
It was also appreciated for its effectiveness for a sore throat, body detoxification, tired eyes, bags under the eyes, headaches, etc..
Many cosmetic companies recently added to its products just because green tea has been shown to protect some of its ingredients from inflammatory processes arising from UVB radiation.
Green tea extract also promotes fat oxidation and would therefore be important ally in the fight against obesity.
Numerous studies have pointed to the positive effects of drinking black tea, such as lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of blood clots and improve blood vessel function.
It is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids and increases elasticity of blood vessels, leading to better blood flow.
How do contain ingredients that close, it is recommended as a remedy for problems with a chair, or nausea.
Tea or coffee?
Caffeine in tea, called tein, was discovered in 1827. year. Coffee and tea, in some traditions was very honored, and Maya and Aztecs believed that the sacred plant.
But despite some positive effects of coffee, caffeine in tea, unlike that in coffee, does not adversely affect the heart and circulatory system, but rather increases blood flow and metabolism in the brain.
The tea has about 30% less caffeine than coffee. The caffeine in coffee, but dissolves in the stomach, while the one from tea mostly dissolves intestinal juice.
The tannins in tea also operate at a slower receiving caffeine, and caffeine from coffee arrives in the bloodstream rapidly, while the process runs by tea much more peaceful.
The effect of caffeine from coffee reaches a peak in about 10 minutes, stops for 30 minutes. At tea, caffeine reaches peak activity after 40, and stops after 70 minutes.
Caffeine from tea refreshing effect, and the end results are improved mood and reduced fatigue and sleepiness.
Tea in different cultures
Today, tea is mostly water after ispijana fluids. Widespread throughout the world and is prepared in various ways.
Apart from tea plants derived from tea tree, widely used and so. Herbal and fruit teas. In the area of ancient Greece there was a whole science of preparing tea for holistic healing and health preservation.
This knowledge is promoted teachers in the program, called Learning Fire, and many families in the Balkans for thousands of years of medicinal teas tradition passed on from generation to generation.
But certainly the most popular type of tea is black tea, which some have called the Indian and Russian tea.
In different cultures, prepared in various ways. Usually it is added in a little milk to soften the bitter taste.
Indian yogis with milk and add some spices like cinnamon, honey, ginger, cardamom or cloves. Tibetan monks have gone furthest in tea by adding salt and butter, because they believe that they will be so strong drink to keep awake in long meditations.
Kura black tea
As simple and very good way of cleaning the entire body of waste and dirt, try a course of black tea. This therapy strengthens and cleanses the liver and kidneys.
It is necessary to boil 1 cup of water until the water quantity is reduced to half a cup. Add 1 tablespoon of black tea. In the same cup add 1/2 cup warm water neprokuhane.
Drink all at once. Course of this should be done every morning for 15 days, at least once a year.