12 Nov Our Camellia Sinensis, much more than tea
Legend has it that the tea was discovered by chance: the Chinese emperor Shen Nung rested in the shade of a wild tea tree when a light breeze stirred the branches and a few leaves fell into the water that was boiling at that time. That refreshing and slightly bitter infusion fell in love with the Chinese monarch and, since then, millions of people, becoming the most consumed beverage in the world after water.
Many people don’t know that Camellia Sinensis is hidden behind green tea, an elegant plant that, besides filling the gardens with color in winter, allows us to have a natural source of wellbeing throughout the year. And is that the infusions of this plant have innumerable health benefits.
According to the latest scientific studies, tea has antioxidants that our body does not produce naturally: catechins. Widely used in the food industry to improve food preservation and delay the appearance of rancidity of fats and oils, these substances also produce innumerable health benefits.
One of the benefits that has given more fame in recent years to green tea is its help to control weight. Although it is not a miracle product, the prolonged consumption of this drink does contribute to stimulate the metabolism, increasing caloric expenditure and promoting the oxidation of fats in the body, which makes it a great ally to control the extra kilos.
The anticancer properties of tea are another aspect that stand out in scientific studies. There are several investigations that endorse the qualities of this drink to prevent or help decrease the chances of developing various types of cancer.
The usual consumption of green tea also helps:
- avoid the appearance of coronary diseases, reduces the incidence of heart attacks and the mortality of this type of pathologies.
- improve the health of the liver and avoid diseases derived from its inflammation.
- strengthen the immune system by the amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it has, avoiding infections and respiratory problems.
- prevent arthritis by its anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.
- improve oral health.
- prevent skin problems from premature aging.
All these properties and many more make our tea tree Camellia Sinensis the perfect companion for any garden.