Green Tea - Camellia sinensis Kuntze
Green Tea - Camellia sinensis Kuntze

Green Tea - Camellia sinensis Kuntze

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Green Tea Weight Loss and other benefits

Green Tea - Camellia sinensis Kuntze      

Origin: China

Used part: Leaf


The medicinal plant scientifically called Camellia sinensis can be used to produce green, black, white oolong and red tea, which are high in caffeine, and help to lose weight, lower cholesterol and prevent the onset of heart disease. This plant can be found in the form of tea or capsules and is also indicated to detoxify the liver and contributes to the elimination of cellulite, and can be consumed as warm or iced tea

Originated from Eastern culture, tea today has gained space all over the world. There are many herbs that can produce infusions rich in health benefits. An example of this is green tea, which has gradually been introduced into people's daily lives because of the therapeutic properties it possesses.

For those who do not know, green tea is a beverage that contains several nutrients, such as manganese, potassium, folic acid and vitamins C, K, B1 and B2. Along with these substances there are also medicinal properties, putting the herb as astringent, digestive, stimulant, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Faced with the union of these principles, who consumes this tea correctly, can improve the quality of life.

Health benefits:

Green tea is composed of a diverse class of flavonoids, among them catechin, which varies according to the place and mode of planting and how to prepare the tea. It serves to enhance the body's natural defenses, slim down, fight the chronic inflammation caused by the accumulation of body fat, help in controlling blood sugar blood glucose, fight osteoporosis and maintain alertness. Due to the presence of good concentration of catechins, green tea can prevent the onset of cancer in the stomach, intestine and lung.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Prevents cancer
  • Controls glycaemia
  • Improvement of physiological functions
  • Antihypertensive effect
  • Ultraviolet protection
  • Increased bone mineral density


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water, when the water reaches boiling, turn off
  2. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
  3. Next, it's just straining and drinking

How to drink:

Take 4 to 6 cups a day.


The side effects of green tea include nausea, stomach pain and poor digestion. In addition, it also decreases the capacity for blood clotting and therefore should be avoided prior to surgeries. Green tea is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation. Caffeine crosses the placental barrier and can cause damage to the fetuses as they decrease blood flow to the placenta. In addition, the use of medicinal herbs in the period of pregnancy is not indicated, as they have a potential abortive effect. Patients with difficulty sleeping, gastritis or high blood pressure should also avoid the tea.