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Jasmine, Ginseng and Green Tea Benefits

by Julie Elefante
  • Overview

    Jasmine, Ginseng and Green Tea Benefits
    Jasmine, Ginseng and Green Tea Benefits
    The Chinese have consumed herbal tea for almost four millennia, and during that time, medicinal qualities have been assigned to several varieties, including jasmine, ginseng and green tea. Tea purveyors sometimes combine the teas into a single drink, combining all their health benefits. Although these benefits are strongly based in ancient Chinese medicine, several groups focusing on modern medicine have been studying and verifying several of these benefits.
  • Jasmine

    Jasmine tea is used for aromatherapy, contributing relaxing aromas to the tea blend.
 
  • Ginseng

    Ginseng is used as an energy booster and stress reducer. It is purported to boost immune functions and help with certain types of diabetes.
  • Green Tea

    Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is claimed to kill and inhibit cancer cells without harming healthy cells. It also lowers cholesterol, helps prevent blood clots, and is an anti-bacterial.
  • In Chinese Medicine

    Traditional Chinese medicine uses jasmine tea to help with digestion and weight lost. The Chinese have long used ginseng as an energy booster and stress reducer. Green tea is recommended to help with many ailments, from headaches to cancer.
  • In Modern Medicine

    In 1994, the "Journal of the National Cancer Institute" found that green tea seemed to help reduce esophageal cancer risks by 60 percent. The University of Kansas released a 1997 study claiming that EGCG was a powerful antioxidant that could help fight cancer. University of Purdue researchers found in 1998 that green tea helps prevent cancer growth.

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