Ayurveda, Green Tea and Health: A modern view
We use Green Tea in our recipes primarily for taste and to compliment the ayurvedic herbs we use in the herbal blends of UP&GO, YOUNG&FUN, CALM&RELAX and SLIM&FIT. Science is catching up with traditional medicines and recent evidence suggests that there is more to Green Tea then meets the eye. Not only is it adding great taste – we are potential adding a great health functionality too!
See below how Green Tea might be helping with our health:
Green tea, green tea polyphenols and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) are confirmed to have beneficial effects in the treatment of diabetes mellitus, and a possible mechanism can be ascribed to their inhibitory effect against α-amylase and α-glucosidase in the digestive tract. Results suggest that the interaction between green tea extracts and other agents could be useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory green tea catechins have been shown to promote osteoblastogenesis, suppress osteoclastogenesis and stimulate the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into osteoblasts rather than adipocytes by modulating the signaling pathways. An analysis of scientific studies reviews the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of green tea polyphenolics. Bone-protective activities are suggested by these preliminary studies.
See also: Oka et al
Clinical trials have shown the efficacy of green tea polyphenol extracts in treatment of prostate cancer and lymphocytic leukemia with low toxicity. A recent study suggests that Green Tea in combinatorial treatments could be effectuve against active Inflammatory Breast Cancer.