Friday, 26 April 2019 07:44

Black Magic: The Wonders of Black Tea

Written by   Anabel de la Vega, certified license specialist and author of TAO – The Art of Relaxation

Black tea is a very common tea that comes from the plant camellia sinensis. The tea’s oxidation level is what gives it its color and flavor. During the process stage, it is fermented and oxidized. The compounds found in black tea are theaflavins and thearubigins, which have great health benefits. Black tea has few calories and minimal proteins, carbohydrates, and sodium.
Black tea helps with heart dysfunctions, as well as abnormal function of blood vessels, which leads to stroke and atherosclerosis.
Drinking black tea has a positive effect on the digestive system of the body. It has a great anti-inflammatory effect to help cure digestive disorders and it also fights stomach cancer. As an antibacterial activity, black tea reduces the risk of pylori infection.
Black tea can help with stress relief because it lowers the production of stress hormones. The amino acids found in this tea promote relaxation. The intake of the black tea speeds up the recovery of acute stress which can cause a risk of illness.
Black tea is also great to help bone density because it has different flavonoids and lowers the probability of arthritis. Black tea is rich in vitamins that help with ovarian, breast, stomach, and colorectal cancer.
Black tea is great for tired, puffy eyes because it reduces and helps to remove tiredness. Cold compresses in the refrigerator made with black tea can be refreshing, especially if done at night before going to sleep every day. Black tea also treats diarrhea, due to the presence of tannins. The antioxidant properties of black tea help to inhibit free radical generation, scavenge free radicals, and protect cells against DNA damage.
Black tea is used in skin care treatments because of its antioxidant content, which helps with antiaging and inflammation. When black tea is applied on the face, it adds moisture and a beautiful glow, especially for dry skin. As an astringent, it tightens the skin and gives a toned look.
Black tea also lightens blemishes and hyperpigmentation and helps with the risk of developing melanoma.

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