Monday, January 7, 2013

Curative Properties of Tea

A simple herb, but one that is consumed globally. Yet, Americans prefer their coffee, the high caffeine energy drinks, and sodas. In searching through herbal cures for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, I remembered the many Asian cultures where stress and high blood pressure are not so common as in the US. Just about everywhere is Asia is some custom or ceremony for the consumption of an herbal tea.

Research is extensive on the magical properties of tea, herbal or not, hot or cold, proving that it relaxes anxiety, aids in reducing cholesterol, and benefit the body with its antioxidant properties. Its not promoted as much as fruits and vegetables, not hailed as a miracle cure, but drinking tea in any of your favorite styles and blends will start healing processes.

Many studies have been undertaken and the results are sobering: from lowering blood pressure, reducing "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in combination with a low fat diet, boosting immunity, strengthening bones, and possibly reducing the possibility of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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