Common name: Green tea

Botanical name: Camellia sinensis

Synonyms: Chinese tea, camellia tea, green Sencha tea


General description:

Green tea was originally grown in China, dating back 5000 years.  Black tea, green tea and oolong tea are all produced from the same plant, but differ in polyphenol content due to different processing techniques.  Green tea leaves don’t undergo any oxidizing, therefore it is considered to retain the highest amount of phytochemicals and therefore stronger therapeutic benefits.


Functions and general science:

Green tea is known for it’s high antioxidant content, suspected to be due to phytochemicals known as polyphenols, also known as flavonoids or catechins.  These phytochemicals have also been shown to have positive effects on cardiovascular health.


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The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.