Antioxidants - Green Tea

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(also referred to as...)

Epigalloctechin-3 Gallate, EGCG

Latin Name: Camellia sinensis

 
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Green tea is a beverage of the orient and has been used as a traditional medicine for thousands of years in China and Japan. Both green and black tea are derived from Camellia sinensis.

Not only used for medicinal purposes, herbal tea is often an everyday beverage chosen by many around the world. Anytime is a healthy time to enjoy a hot or cold cup of herbal tea.

Green tea contains natural nutrients and chemicals such as the flavonoid catechin, polyphenols, tannins, alkaloids, and vitamins and minerals that have antioxidant and health-enhancing properties.

Polyphenols are a class of antioxidant flavonoids that help eliminate free radicals in the body. It is believed that one particular group of polyphenols, called catechins, are responsible for the anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) effects of green tea.

Green tea extract has antibacterial and anti-allergenic properties that promote smooth, healthy skin.