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Nov192009

Health Benefits of White Tea

In their search for plant extracts that protect the skin’s natural proteins - collagen and elastin - British researchers found that white tea trumped 20 other plant and herb extracts tested. The investigators from Kingston University also found that in addition to its potential benefits to skin, white tea has high levels of anti-oxidants that can protect against heart disease and cancer. Elastin is a structural protein in skin that also underlies the function of the lungs, arteries and ligaments.

Beyond that, it helps body tissues to repair after injury and prevents skin from sagging. Collagen promotes skin strength as well as elasticity. The new research showed that white tea blocks the action of enzymes that break down elastin and collagen leading to skin wrinkling. The same enzymes and oxidants are associated with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Other plants and herbs found to have some protective effects include bladderwrack and extracts of cleavers, rose, green tea, angelica, anise and pomegranate. The findings were published in the August 4, 2009 issue of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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Great post! Tea has been used as medicine for centuries. Now modern science is discovering what people in China and throughout the world have long known: tea is good for you. While green and black tea are very
healthy, white tea is the least processed tea and has the highest antioxidant levels. It may be the
supreme Drink of Health.

August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Trenton

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