Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Green Tea

Antioxidant powerhouse also used for aches and pains, and metabolism

The tea plant is a small shrub native to the mountainous regions of China, Japan, and India. It’s now cultivated around the world. Tea is used extensively in many traditional medicine systems. Its use dates back to 2700 BCE, and besides water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. 

Research on green tea leaf indicates its positive effects on cardiovascular health, inflammation, skin health, and metabolism. Tea may also have psychological and neurological benefits, such as increases in mental alertness and clarity. This non-caffeine booster is due to a chemical (theanine) in the tea. The flavonoids in green tea likely act as neuroprotectors.