Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

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Health Benefits of Tea Consumption

V K Sharma, A Bhattacharya, A Kumar, H K Sharma


Tea is the most common beverage after water. It is extracted from the leaves of Camellia sinensis (family: Theaceae). It is consumed in different forms, namely, oolong, green, black and Ilex tea depending on post-harvest treatment and chemical components. Being rich in natural antioxidants, tea is reported to be used in the management of colon , esophageal, and lung cancers, as well as urinary stone, dental caries, etc. The present review focuses on the beneficial effects of tea consumption on human health.

Keywords: Antioxidants, Theaflavonoides, Anticaries, Ethanol intoxication, Tea consumption

> Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research Vol. 6 (3) 2007: pp. 785-792
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