GREEN TEA

Camellia sinensis L.

Té verde
Part used

Tea leaves, which after harvesting, are stabilized by steam pressure, preventing enzymatic oxidation.

Indication

States of asthenia and lack of energy. It is also used as an adjuvant for weight control.

Properties

The protein is a stimulant, increasing waking state and has an ergogenic effect (increases the capacity of physical effort). Stimulates skeletal muscle and breathing centers. It also increases fluid elimination.

Catechins have extensively been studied pharmacologically due to their antioxidant properties.

The teaflavins present in green tea have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity.