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Benefits of White Tea And Its Side Effects

White tea is a completely different variety of tea that can transcend the health aspects provided by our regular tea.

Health benefits of white tea include reduced risk of cancer(with the aid of polyphenols), cardiovascular disorder etc. With its antioxidant and anti-aging properties, it helps in maintaining good health and wrinkle free skin by impeding UV rays. The antibacterial properties of white tea protects the body from various infection causing bacteria.

It prevents type 2 diabetes and provides relief to diabetic people from symptoms such as decreased plasma glucose levels, increased insulin secretion and excessive thirst (polydipsia). Intake of white tea also helps in healthy weight loss by burning fat. It also aids healthy liver, teeth with a relatively low level of caffeine.

Benefits of White Tea And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

White Tea
Nutritional Value of White Tea
Health Benefits of White Tea
White tea as an Anti-oxidant
White tea for anti-aging
Cancer prevention
White tea in preventing diabetes
Improves cardio-vascular disorder
Strengthening bones
Acts as Antibacterial Agent
Healthy Teeth and Gums
Anti-inflammatory preoperties
Stimulates lipolysis and metabolism
Lowering cholesterol
Uses of White Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of White Tea
Cultivation of White Tea

White Tea

White tea is one of several styles of tea which generally feature young or minimally processed leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The color of brewed white tea is pale yellow. Its name derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which give the plant a whitish appearance. The flavor of white tea is very light compared with black tea and green tea. Some people describe the taste of white tea as sweet and silky.

Nutritional Value of White Tea

White tea contains nutrients and antimicrobial qualities that protect the body against the occurrence of diseases. It contains polyphenols, a set of phytonutrients and different amounts of catechins, a category of polyphenols.Additionally it also contains other tannins, fluoride, and flavonoids. These are responsible for the various benefits that white tea provides.

Health Benefits of White Tea

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of White Tea
Health Benefits of White Tea

White tea as an Anti-oxidant

White tea contains antioxidants in greater quantity. These antioxidants are found to have many health stimulating properties including boosting cardiovascular health, aiding to lower cholesterol, abate the risk of cancer and enhancing weight loss.

Presence of free radicals in the body is what leads to damage of different body organs. White tea contains polyphenols which help in neutralizing these free radicals, making them less destructive to the body. White tea extracts with its antioxidant properties also help in cell neuroprotection.

White tea for anti-aging

High phenol content strengthens elastin and collagen and EGCG enhances hair growth. It scales down premature aging by repairing and maintaining the cells. It shields the body from the damaging UV rays and thus promotes healthy and youthful skin.

Cancer prevention

This tea is a potential anticancer, chemopreventive agent and its extract may prompt apoptosis or cell death and may help in preventing new cell growth in lung cancer. It has antimutagenic. White tea is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids, which are known to balk the prolifertion of cancer cells. It has already given a success rate of up to 50% in combating stomach, colon and prostate cancer.

White tea in preventing diabetes

The anti-diabetic properties of white tea helps to avert Type 2 diabetes. Intake of white tea may alliviate diabetic people from symptoms such as excessive thirst (polydipsia), decreased plasma glucose levels and increased insulin secretion.

Improves cardio-vascular disorder

Flavonoids found in white tea is associated with decreased risk of the cardiovascular disorder. The flavonoids help to lowering the blood pressure. It also helps in improving dyslipidemia, endothelial function and inhibits low-density lipoprotein oxidation. This tea helps to protect heart and the entire circulatory system by reducing cholesterol, lowering triglyceride levels, thinning the blood, and improving artery and blood vessel function.

Strengthening bones

Regular intake of white tea can improve bone density and strength, and may provide relief from the symptoms of osteoporosis

Acts as Antibacterial Agent

White tea is a natural killer of bacteria and viruses. The antioxidants are so prolific in white tea that it tones the entire immune system, providing protection against a variety of germs and a wide range of diseases. Its helps guard against the common cold and flu, and can ease the symptoms of HIV. Various products such as hand soap are made using this tea as a key ingredient.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

White tea contains fluoride and other nutrients which keeps the teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath. The fluorides, flavonoids and tannins content terminates the viruses and destroys the cavities. Also because the color of white tea is a lot lighter; so it assists in the teeth whitening.

Anti-inflammatory preoperties

White tea's anti-inflammatory properties may reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. For those already suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, white tea may curb inflammation and joint damage, and pacify some of the aches and pains of arthritis and help alleviate body aches.

Stimulates lipolysis and metabolism

In addition to inhibiting and mobilizing fat, white tea also helps in stimulating lipolysis. Lipolysis is a process that involves the burning of fat in the body. So, by drinking white tea, one can burn the excess fat in the body. This leads to loss of extra weight and attaining normal body weight. Being a rich source of antioxidants, white tea helps in stimulating the metabolic activities of the body. When metabolism is improved, one may lose some extra pounds.

Lowering cholesterol

Catechins, another group of antioxidants, have been found to reduce cholesterol, and white tea is teeming with them. Cholesterol is a special type of fat and is necessary for health. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and white tea increases the good while decreasing the bad. This helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blockage of blood flow.

Uses of White Tea

White tea has minimal caffeine as compared to coffee, energy drinks, and other highly caffeinated beverages. White tea contains high levels of the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine is known for many health benefits - it is a powerful antioxidant, encourages relaxation, helps with weight management, relieves anxiety, improves concentration, and much more. And L-theanine combined with caffeine (which white tea has) has been shown to significantly enhance alertness. It aids in reproduction and memory enhancements, prevents hypothyroidism, contributes to healthy liver etc.

Side-Effects & Allergies of White Tea

Side effects associated with white tea are primarily caused by its caffeine content. Some of the most common side effects of internal white tea consumption include insomnia, dizziness and gastrointestinal discomfort. Topical application of white tea extract may cause skin irritation. It may also cause heart problems if consumed excessively. Also consumption of white tea before going to bed is not recommended as its caffeine content can inhibit sleep and keep one awake.

Cultivation of White Tea

White tea is widely believed to be China's earliest form of tea; first produced in the Fuding area of Fujian province, and then spread out to the nearby Shuiji and Zhenghe areas. The earliest types of white teas grown in these areas were silver needle, white peony, and then later Gongmei and Shoumei.

White tea is famous for the fine white “pekoe” hairs that cover its leaves, it's green-gray colored leaf buds and pale yellow-green colored tea with a subtle, sweet flavor. Produced without any rolling or roasting, it is unique in its taste and appearance.The base process for manufacturing white tea is as follows: Fresh tea leaf → withering → drying (air drying, solar drying or mechanical drying) → white tea It is made either entirely or mostly from the buds (or immature, unopened tealeaves) of the tea plant. The buds should look white and fuzzy. This appearance is often referred to as looking downy because it resembles the appearance of fine down feathers. These hairs on the tea buds are a natural mechanism the white tea plant uses to protect its new tea buds from insects.

Popular Questions & Answers

I were used ganja for 6 years is it possible to remove all its from my body, How long it takes? Is there any fastest solution.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
To flush out ganja from the body follow: A normal healthy, in shape person can rid their body of toxins in 4-6 weeks with a great diet, water and plenty of exercise. Increase your intake of water, take vitamin B SUPPLEMENTS, exercise is best way to get rid of it, Needless to say, tea is a natural detoxing agent. From green tea to jasmine, to black tea to white tea, be sure to drink a few cups a day to get incredible amounts of antioxidants, electrolytes and even vitamin c. All of these varieties will increase your metabolism and help you detox your body from marijuana, naturally.
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I would like to know about the best mild herbal shampoo with name and brand. Also, i want to get information for white tea & green tea - which brand & name.

Ayurveda, Bijapur
For hair best care shampoo use Garnier shampoo For Green Tea Use Fa Green Tea. Only Its pure Green Tea.
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Good green tea and white tea brand 100 percent natural? Is 11. 5 Tsh range means hyperthyroidism? Which cream to apply after radiation.

Practical Course in Diabetology, POST GRADUATE COURSE IN DIABETOLOGY, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Jammu
GreenGreen tea is natural but blended with antioxidants. 11.5 TSH is hypothyroidism and not hyperthyroidism.

Hi doctor am in Chennai. I have a doubt. I have stone problem before tow years, it was a calcium oxalate stone. Doctor suggest to have citralka syrup and cystone tablet. I used for some days and stopped it. Now one of my friend using noculi syrup for stone problem. Which one is best for the problem. Will you please suggest me?

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
For removal of stone you need to drink lots of water & other fluids daily- coconut water, vegetable juice, buttermilk, soup, lemonade, barley water, coriander water, thin dal/dal water/lentil soup, green tea, herbal tea, white tea. Have plenty of whole fruits, vegetables & salads.
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Hello Doctor , I'm female , 24 yrs. (unmarried ). Can you please suggest me that which is best green tea to lose weight ? Thanks!

Dietitian/Nutritionist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Lipton, Organic, Helbal and Apollo green tea is best for weight reduction. You can add white tea also.
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Advantages Of Ginger!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Advantages Of Ginger!

Ayurveda is an everyday life science that cures a number of maladies based on the use of herbs, yoga, oil massages and a number of lifestyle tweaks. Ayurveda uses everyday tweaks in order to reach the root cause of the ailment and cure it. Therefore, it makes use of a lot of everyday items that can make changes in the doshas that create an imbalance. Ginger is one such ingredient that has a number of health benefits as per Ayurveda. It is a root spice or flowering plant with an orange brown hue. Read on to know more.

  1. Healing Digestive Properties: Ginger has a number of healing properties thanks to its chemical composition as they make it ideal for patients suffering from digestive problems such an irritable bowel syndrome. It also helps in improved production of the digestive juices which can help in flushing out toxins or Ama. This spice also keeps the digestive fires burning due to the heat that it emanates.
  2. Nutrition: Ginger also helps in better absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. This helps in better weight management as well as better digestion, which can prevent a number of diseases including cancer.
  3. Stress: Brewing a cup of green or white tea with a hint of Ginger can instantly spread a wonderful fragrance throughout the home and calm your senses by enveloping them. The fragrant properties of Ginger also have a healing effect which can lessen and prevent stress.
  4. Nausea: Small doses of Ginger are especially helpful for pregnant women who are suffering from acute and excessive morning sickness or nausea.
  5. Muscle Pain: Ginger can be used to reduce pain and soreness in one's muscles. It can be brewed as tea or taken in small slivers after a particularly intense workout. It is also known to help in relieving pain experienced by patients suffering from arthritis and other ailments related to joint and muscles. This condiment also helps in reducing the inflammation in the joints due to its proven anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Diabetes and Heart Disease: Ginger is known to dramatically reduce the blood sugar level. It shows a reduction in the markers for oxidized lipoproteins, which also lowers the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
  7. Menstrual Pain: Just a gram or two of Ginger can be ingested on a daily basis to get relief from severe pain during menstrual cramps in women.

Ginger can be used to season foods like salads, curries and stir fried vegetables and also for preparing tea so that some quantity can be ingested every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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White Vs Green Tea - Which One Is More Beneficial?

Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
White Vs Green Tea - Which One Is More Beneficial?

When it comes to health benefits, green tea has been an undisputed winner for a long time. It is a must have for all health conscious people. For many people, the day starts and ends with a cup of green tea. However, of late, its position and popularity have been challenged. With its health benefits, white tea is slowly but steadily finding its way into the lives of people.

Now the obvious question is; which one of the two (green tea or white tea) is better? While some loyal fans swear by green tea, others have genuine reasons to opt for white tea. To know more about their benefits, one first needs to know, what are green and white tea?

Green tea and white tea are both extracted and processed from the same mother plant, Camellia sinensis. White tea is manufactured using the young buds and leaves. Green tea, on the other hand, is manufactured from the older leaves of the plant.

Also, green tea undergoes more processing compared to the white tea. In the case of green tea, the leaves are first withered, followed by steaming or frying (pan frying). Next, there is rolling, shaping, and finally drying of the leaves. In the case of white tea, the processing is simple and involves steaming followed by drying of the leaves.

The health benefits of green tea Vs white tea

  1. The antioxidant capacity: Both green tea and white tea contains a phytochemical, Polyphenols, which has antioxidant properties. In addition to the weight management, this antioxidant is known to protect the body from cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and even cancer. Research suggests the phenolic content, and subsequently, the antioxidant capacity is higher in white tea as compared to the green tea.
  2. Protection from UV rays: The harmful effects of UV rays are known to all. Research suggests that both green and white tea are at par (photoprotection ability) when it comes to protection from the harmful UV radiation.
  3. Anti-carcinogenic property: When it comes to cancer-fighting ability, white tea earns the brownie point. Undergoing less processing as compared to the green tea, the antimutagenic and the anti-carcinogenic properties are higher in white tea.
  4. Mood enhancer and stress reliever: Many studies suggest that white tea has a slightly higher caffeine content compared to the green tea. Thus, white tea will have a better soothing and refreshing effect than green tea.
  5. A younger looking skin: Both white and green tea play a pivotal role in slowing down the aging process. However, White tea contains a higher content of polyphenols (due to less processing) and is believed to have a better ability to prevent the breakdown of the elastin and collagen than green tea. The EGCG or EpiGalloCatechin Gallate (lowers the aging process) is also higher in white tea.
  6. Weight Management: When it comes to weight management, both white and green tea exhibit almost similar effects.
  7. Anti-inflammatory property: The anti-inflammatory property is slightly higher in white tea than green tea. White tea, thus, helps to suppress the activities collagenase, elastase, and oxidants (enzymes responsible for Rheumatoid arthritis) better. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.
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Why Ginger Is Important For Your Health?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Why Ginger Is Important For Your Health?

Ayurveda is an everyday life science that cures a number of maladies based on the use of herbs, yoga, oil massages and a number of lifestyle tweaks. Ayurveda uses everyday tweaks in order to reach the root cause of the ailment and cure it. Therefore, it makes use of a lot of everyday items that can make changes in the doshas that create an imbalance. Ginger is one such ingredient that has a number of health benefits as per Ayurveda. It is a root spice or flowering plant with an orange brown hue. Read on to know more.

  1. Healing Digestive Properties: Ginger has a number of healing properties thanks to its chemical composition as they make it ideal for patients suffering from digestive problems such an irritable bowel syndrome. It also helps in improved production of the digestive juices which can help in flushing out toxins or Ama. This spice also keeps the digestive fires burning due to the heat that it emanates.
  2. Nutrition: Ginger also helps in better absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. This helps in better weight management as well as better digestion, which can prevent a number of diseases including cancer.
  3. Stress: Brewing a cup of green or white tea with a hint of Ginger can instantly spread a wonderful fragrance throughout the home and calm your senses by enveloping them. The fragrant properties of Ginger also have a healing effect which can lessen and prevent stress.
  4. Nausea: Small doses of Ginger are especially helpful for pregnant women who are suffering from acute and excessive morning sickness or nausea.
  5. Muscle Pain: Ginger can be used to reduce pain and soreness in one's muscles. It can be brewed as tea or taken in small slivers after a particularly intense workout. It is also known to help in relieving pain experienced by patients suffering from arthritis and other ailments related to joint and muscles. This condiment also helps in reducing the inflammation in the joints due to its proven anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Diabetes and Heart Disease: Ginger is known to dramatically reduce the blood sugar level. It shows a reduction in the markers for oxidized lipoproteins, which also lowers the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
  7. Menstrual Pain: Just a gram or two of Ginger can be ingested on a daily basis to get relief from severe pain during menstrual cramps in women.

Ginger can be used to season foods like salads, curries and stir fried vegetables and also for preparing tea so that some quantity can be ingested every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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White Tea - An Interesting Way To Maintain Good Health!

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
White Tea - An Interesting Way To Maintain Good Health!

After a tiring work session, there is nothing more relaxing than a cup of tea. It is such a refreshing beverage which is highly popular amongst people of all age groups. It is a natural oxidant and a great source of fluoride which relaxes and calms the human mind like no other beverage. It also boosts the exercise endurance and also adds up many health benefits such as it reduces the risk of heart attacks, fights against cardiovascular diseases and also has cancer- fighting benefits as well.

Although all types of tea begin with a tea leaf of the plant known as Camellia sinensis, the process in which the leaves are processed, determines if it converts to green, white, black or any other type of tea. Basically, there are five varieties of tea namely, green, white, oolong, pu-erh and black. In this article, we’ll discuss the white tea and its benefits.

White tea
White tea offers the most exquisitely subtle experience of drinking tea. Unlike other teas, it undergoes the least processing and is withered and dried after harvesting. This tea has the most delicate aroma and flavour among all teas, and tastes very light and bright. It is called white tea because there are silvery-white pubescent hairs on the surface of the tea buds of the white tea and it also has a light cream-colored liquor present in it. White tea mainly originates in the Fujian province of China. It is produced in very limited quantity and that too only a few parts of the world. It has many health benefits too.

  1. It is very beneficial in weight loss. The studies suggest that white tea has the property of preventing adipogenesis, i.e., the process of formation of fat cells.
  2. It is effective in reducing the risk of tooth decay or cavity. It improves the oral health of a person. Presence of flavonoids, polyphenols, and tannins in white tea help to inhibit the growth of plaque-forming bacteria in the mouth.
  3. Due to its antioxidant properties, white tea helps in the quick repair and recovery of the damaged skin and it also reduces the risk of premature aging. With the same, it also protects the skin from the effects of ultraviolet rays, thus, adding to youthful and healthy skin.
  4. It is very beneficial in preventing cancers; especially the lung cancer. Studies suggest that white tea serves as a chemopreventive agent and its extracts can induce the cell death and can also prevent the growth of new cells during lung cancer. It also possesses the antimutagenic properties.
  5. Consuming white tea also aids in managing diabetes. Research suggests that white tea can give relief to diabetic patients from the diabetes symptoms like decrease in the level of plasma glucose in the body, excessive thirst and increase in the secretion of urine.
  6. The Flavonoids present in the white tea reduce the risk of various cardiovascular diseases. These help decreasing the blood pressure, and improves dyslipidemia and endothelial function and also inhibits the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein in the body.
  7. Boosts energy, but is not addicting: There is only 28 milligrams of caffeine in one 8 oz. cup of white tea, which gives it a relatively low level in comparison to other caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or green tea.white tea can provide an energetic boost, but isn’t as addicting and doesn’t result in withdrawal symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.
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Ginger - Health Benefits Of It!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kottayam
Ginger - Health Benefits Of It!

Ayurveda is an everyday life science that cures a number of maladies based on the use of herbs, yoga, oil massages and a number of lifestyle tweaks. Ayurveda uses everyday tweaks in order to reach the root cause of the ailment and cure it. Therefore, it makes use of a lot of everyday items that can make changes in the doshas that create an imbalance. Ginger is one such ingredient that has a number of health benefits as per Ayurveda. It is a root spice or flowering plant with an orange brown hue. Read on to know more.

  1. Healing Digestive Properties: Ginger has a number of healing properties thanks to its chemical composition as they make it ideal for patients suffering from digestive problems such an irritable bowel syndrome. It also helps in improved production of the digestive juices which can help in flushing out toxins or Ama. This spice also keeps the digestive fires burning due to the heat that it emanates.
  2. Nutrition: Ginger also helps in better absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. This helps in better weight management as well as better digestion, which can prevent a number of diseases including cancer.
  3. Stress: Brewing a cup of green or white tea with a hint of Ginger can instantly spread a wonderful fragrance throughout the home and calm your senses by enveloping them. The fragrant properties of Ginger also have a healing effect which can lessen and prevent stress.
  4. Nausea: Small doses of Ginger are especially helpful for pregnant women who are suffering from acute and excessive morning sickness or nausea.
  5. Muscle Pain: Ginger can be used to reduce pain and soreness in one's muscles. It can be brewed as tea or taken in small slivers after a particularly intense workout. It is also known to help in relieving pain experienced by patients suffering from arthritis and other ailments related to joint and muscles. This condiment also helps in reducing the inflammation in the joints due to its proven anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Diabetes and Heart Disease: Ginger is known to dramatically reduce the blood sugar level. It shows a reduction in the markers for oxidized lipoproteins, which also lowers the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
  7. Menstrual Pain: Just a gram or two of Ginger can be ingested on a daily basis to get relief from severe pain during menstrual cramps in women.

Ginger can be used to season foods like salads, curries and stir fried vegetables and also for preparing tea so that some quantity can be ingested every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Table of Content

White Tea
Nutritional Value of White Tea
Health Benefits of White Tea
White tea as an Anti-oxidant
White tea for anti-aging
Cancer prevention
White tea in preventing diabetes
Improves cardio-vascular disorder
Strengthening bones
Acts as Antibacterial Agent
Healthy Teeth and Gums
Anti-inflammatory preoperties
Stimulates lipolysis and metabolism
Lowering cholesterol
Uses of White Tea
Side-Effects & Allergies of White Tea
Cultivation of White Tea