Monday, April 20, 2009

Jasmine Tea

Made for many centuries from Chinese Green tea leaves and scented jasmine flowers, jasmine tea, known also as Xiang Pian or Mo Li Hua Cha is possibly the most popular scented tea worldwide, which is believed to have far more health benefits as compared to regular tea. Jasmine tea health is responsible for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol level, regulating aging, reducing stress, preventing certain cancers and strengthening the immune system among other positive impacts.

Cultivated widely for its beautiful flowers, jasmine is any of the diverse subtropical and tropical plants with more than 200 species and fragrant flowers of white, yellow and red. Its blossoms are generally picked around midnight when they are in full bloom. Then these flowers are placed over the green tea leaves with the aim of transferring the fragrance, which creates a strong taste and a powerful scent of green tea jasmine. However, jasmine teas are made not only on the base of green teas, but also some variations of black tea flavored with various herbs.

From jasmine flowers it is extracted the well-known and highly expensive oil. The high cost is explained by the fact that in order to extract 2.2lb of jasmine essence 2200lb of fresh flowers are needed. Nevertheless, its effects over an organism make that process worthwhile. The herb has the power to eliminate the stress and depression, and it can help regain self-confidence. The jasmine flowers are used in biotherapy and perfume industry.

The health benefits of Jasmine tea:
1.Jasmine tea eliminates free radicals preventing cancer development by blocking the growth of substance that causes cancer. This also arrests aging.

2.Jasmine tea fights viruses and bacteria, preventing thus influenza, cavities and food poisoning, including cholera, dysentery, mouth bacteria damaging teeth and piccoli causing gastric ulcers.

3.The impact of jasmine tea on circulatory system is even more beneficial, since it is believed to prevent brain strokes, heart attacks, thrombosis and arterial sclerosis.

4.It is good for diabetes prevention and reducing high blood pressure.

5.Jasmine tea helps to improves conditions of intestines by blocking growth of bad bacteria and enhancing good bacteria like bifid bacteria. This regulates the function of intestines.

6.Substances known as catechins found in jasmine tea, , trigger weight loss by decreasing body fat and stimulating body to burn calories.

7.Ability to reduce the risk of blood clot, prevent allergy and flue, reduce high blood pressure and blood sugar, keep fluid balance, boost the immune system.

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