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Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) comes from a common tea plant, Camellia sinensis. The leaves are steamed to produce green tea, which appears to consumers as a tea, available in decaff or regular, capsules, softgels, or liquid form. The green tea plant was originally cultivated in China however, currently, it is grown in many other countries.
Green tea is named for the color; the green coloring is kept through the steaming process, which allows the chlorophyll and healing qualities of the plant to remain in the extracts. The healing qualities of green tea, which are said to help improve health in many areas, come from polyphenols, a compound found to benefit many aspects of a healthy body.
Green tea catechins, a form of flavonoid, are also important to the effectiveness. The major four catechins in green tea leaves are (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC) and (-)-epicatechin (EC). Green tea also provides the body with an abundance of tannins, flavanols, flavandiols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids.
If taken properly, green tea can provide a variety of health improvements and protections.
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Cautions Orally, green tea can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating and pain, dyspepsia, flatulence, and diarrhea.