The word Ayurveda derived from two words “Ayus” which means life and “Veda” means knowledge. “Hitahitam sukham dukhamayustasya hitahitam, Manam ch tachch yatroktamayurveda sa uchyata”
Herbal Tea and Orthodox Tea
Orthodox teas are the higher quality tea options in today’s market. They are full leaved and flavorful, with unique characteristics that will vary depending on who actually makes the tea (among other things). To top it off, the full leaves allow you to get more of the natural antioxidants in the tea to be most beneficial health-wise. Therefore it always wise to select best quality orthodox tea and tested herbals for your consumption.
Herbal Tea Health Benefits
Traditionally the word “tea” is used to describe this plant Camellia Sinensis and products made using parts of the tea plant. However, on some occasions the word “tea” is used to describe other products made from other plants. This has led to confusions and ambiguity as some people think that these products are made from Camellia Sinensis and therefore has similar health benefits as true tea. The chemical composition of the beverages made from other plant species is quite different to that of Camellia Sinensis. Therefore, the effects of these beverages on human health will also be different.
Ingredient called catechins in tea which are synergistic with vitamins E and C, Protective against digestive and respiratory infections and can reduce the cancer-promoting actions of carcinogens and ultraviolet light. The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function. The antioxidant and lipid lowering activities of both extracts from CTC leaf and dust tea was comparable and may be due to the presence of natural products like catechin and others.
Health risks of Unorthodox Tea
As herbal teas cannot be composed of any plant material, it should only include scientifically proven time tested herbals. Therefore, so many products in open market including some plants that are known to be toxic, the specific ingredients must be checked for health and safety individually. Most herbal teas sold as beverages untested for safety. But Ayurvedic herbal teas that contain small quantities of herbs that don’t cause damage in any means since they are time tested for over 4000 years and taken moderately.
According to Dr. Anil Meta et al., (1999) in this shloka (rhym), Ayurveda is the knowledge of life that gives indication for a wholesome life. The object of Ayurveda is to assist nature and not to disturb the natural process of living or healing. All the therapeutic measures used for cures support the natural process. Serendib Golden Slim Tea is unique blend of Ceylon black tea and Green Tea processed in an ancient Chinese method, with natural slimming agent Garcenia (proven by modern day scientific research). In addition very good quality Ceylon spices including world renowned Ceylon Cinnamon is added to enhance the effectiveness of this unique blend. The high Quality, Freshness and Authenticity is the wholemark of Serendib Golden slim Tea. Taken twice daily (morning and evening after meal). Serendib slim Tea nourishes your insides with our value herbs and natural way to detox and rejuvenate your body.
In addition to the issues mentioned above which are risks to all people, several medicinal herbs are considered abortifacients, and if consumed large quantities by a pregnant woman could cause miscarriage. These include common ingredients like nutmeg, mace, papaya, bitter melon, verbena, saffron, slippery elm, and possibly pomegranate. It also includes more obscure herbs, like mugwort, rue, pennyroyal, wild carrot, blue cohosh, tansy, and savin.
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