Antioxidant Relaxing White Tea
White Tea - Camellia sinensis K.
Used part: Leaf and stem
The white tea is obtained from the plant Camellia sinensis, the same one that originates the green tea and the black tea. It is produced from the new leaves and shoots, which are harvested before the flowers open. This part is also considered as one of the most noble extracted from the plant. And it is precisely from the silver coloration of the buds and leaves that comes the denomination of the tea.
Unlike the other teas that can be extracted from the same plant, the part that originates the white tea does not undergo fermentation, this is the explanation for the antioxidant action is stronger and the drink has less amount of caffeine. After the herb is harvested, it undergoes a partial vaporization process and air drying in natural light, so that it is ready for consumption.
Among all the teas originating from Camellia sinensis, it is the one with the highest concentration of polyphenols. For this reason, it aids in the neutralization of free radicals, elements that cause cell aging. In addition, this tea is also rich in antioxidants, further enhancing this benefit to the cells. White tea comes from the same herb of black and green tea: The Camellia sinensis. But these are not the only properties of this drink, as it is rich in vitamins C, K, B1 and B2. It also has a range of nutrients such as manganese, potassium and folic acid. For all this, the plant acts as an anti-influenza, anti-inflammatory, diuretic and vasodilator.
The plant serves to aid digestion, prevent the onset of cavities and protect the skin against the harmful action of the sun's rays. Also, by means of the correct ingestion of the white tea is possible to prevent the early aging of the cells, still acting as a preventive measure against degenerative diseases, like cancer. In addition, since it is a vasodilator, it facilitates blood pressure control. It also lowers the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and consequently is responsible for preventing the onset of cardiovascular problems.
The feeling of good humor brought about by the consumption of white tea comes from L-theanine, a substance that acts in the brain and favors the increase of the levels of gammaaminobutyric acid (GABA), dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters related to the sensation of relaxation and wellbeing. The recommended amount of white tea per day can vary between two and three cups.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Increase metabolism
- Stimulate fat burning
- Combat fluid retention
- Avoid premature aging
- Prevent cancer, especially the prostate and stomach
- Relieving stress
- Reduce inflammation
- Prevent atherosclerosis
- Fight viruses and bacteria
- Reduce blood pressure
- Put the water to a boil and, before the first bubbles appear, extinguish the fire
- Add the herb (two tablespoons shallow to 1 liter of water or two shallow teaspoons to a cup of water)
- Blow for five minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Drink hot or cold for up to 24 hours after preparation. After that, the active ingredients lose effectiveness for the recipe. Prepare the necessary measure for your day (2 to 3 cups a day). Add tea to a thermos and refrigerate. The ideal is not to sweeten. But if you prefer, use a teaspoon of honey for a cup.
The combination of green tea, white tea and hibiscus tea brings a drink laden with polyphenols, antioxidants and stimulants. There are also those who put lemon, because of the flavor
Although it contains lower levels of caffeine, this drink should not be consumed by pregnant or lactating women, and by people with problems such as high blood pressure, gastric ulcers, diabetes, and insomnia.