Cavallinis Tinley Park Banquet Hall and Gourmet Coffee&Tea Shop – Properties of tea: A scientific approach with Dr. Andrew Weil M.D.
Clinical research indicates that tea is indeed a treasure house of components that are beneficial to good health and wellness. Abundant in all tea, and in green tea in particular, catechins (including ECGC) are a class of polyphenols that are also constituents of red wine. Acting as potent antioxidants, catechins address the dangerous effects of free radicals throughout the body. Caffeine increases alertness and relieves fatigue, while Theanine acts as a mild relaxant and serves as a wonderful counter to the effects of caffeine.

Herbal Teas & Their Benefits

Research into the Main Properties of Green Tea:

Catechin- Anti Tumorigenesis/ Reduces growth and size of tumors.
Antioxidant / Removes free radicals
Antihypertensive/ Inhibits high blood pressure
Antihypercholestolemia/ Reduces cholesterol.
Antihypoglycemic/ Balances blood sugar.
Prevents halitosis (bad breath)

Caffeine- Promotion of wakefulness.
Eases fatigue.
Diuretic effect.

Theanine-(Amino Acid) Antagonistic effect against stimulant caffeine.
Antihypertensive/ Inhibits high blood pressure
Improves brain function.

Y-Amino Butyric Acid- Antihypertensive/ Inhibits high blood pressure

Flavonoids- Strengthens blood vessels
Prevents halitosis (bad breath)

Vitamin C- Antioxidant/ Removes free radicals.
Supports immune system
Maintains healthy skin and mucous membranes

Polysaccharides- Hypoglycemic/ Reduces blood sugar.

Vitamin E- Antioxidant/ Removes free radicals
Maintains healthy cells

Fluoride- Prevents cavities.

Saponins- Antifungal properties
Anti-inflammatory effects