Chefs and medical researchers are both praising the benefits of white tea for your health! In fact, there are many different kinds of incredible health benefits of white tea. So Breezy Babe will explore a few with you.
All About Tea
So, what exactly is white Tea? It is made from the harvested immature leaves picked before the buds have fully opened on the plant. The name comes from the silver fuzz which still covers the buds. Consequently, this in then turns the tea white as it dries. There are many different varieties of white tea available ,and this all depends on the amount of leaves to buds that are used in each mixture. The White Peony, for example, has one bud for every 2 leaves in its mixture. Meanwhile, Silver Needles (the crème de la crème) is made entirely from the down buds, which are normally harvested within a 2 day period during early Spring.
So we have now looked at what White Tea is. Let's move on to the different benefits a person can gain from using this particular product.
1. Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Effects
Studies carried out at Pace University have indicated that White Tea extract may have prophylactic applications which can help to retard the growth of bacteria. Bacteria, of course, is the direct cause of Staphylococcus infections, Steptococcus infections, Pneumonia, and Dental Caries. It has also been found that White Tea is more effective than Green Tea when it comes to neutralizing bacterial viruses as well as having an anti-viral effect on human pathogenic viruses.
2. Anti-Fungal Effect
There have been studies carried out which indicate that this has an anti-fungal effect on Penicillium Chrysogenum and Saccharomyces Cerervisiae. It was found that in the presence of White Tea extract, these were totally inactivated. This is a fancy way of saying that it kills fungus.
3. Skin Cancer and Cell Damage Protection
Scientists have now found that the White Tea extract can protect against the Langerhans cell obliteration. It was found that not only the extract protected skin after exposure to sunlight but also a person's immune system was restored also. They also found that the DNA damage which occurs to cells after exposure to sunlight was limited. It is believed that the anti-oxidant properties in the White Tea extract are the reason for it being so effective. It is also suggested that the extract may provide a person with anti-aging benefits. Let's also, not forget that this study helped prove white tea could help against cancer.
So as you can see, White Tea totally rocks! So fire. There are a host of reasons above as to some of the absolutely incredible benefits of white tea, and what white tea can assist with to help you live a much healthier and happier life.
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