The effect of green tea on our health
The above-mentioned active ingredients trigger very effective healing mechanisms, which combat countless illnesses preventively and therapeutically.
Green tea in immunodeficiency, immune deficiency
Pronounced immunodeficiency leads to numerous illnesses, infections and fungal infestations. In particular, the flavonoids, which are numerous in green tea, play the role of an immunomodulator and support important vitamins, such as vitamin C.
In the morning and in the evening, drink a cup or jug (about 300 ml) of green tea in three infusions.
Infusion 1: Boil 100 ml of water and let it cool for about 3 minutes before pouring over the tea. Let it rest for three minutes. Squeeze half a lemon into the jug and drink slowly.
Infusion 2: Boil 100 ml of water, allow to cool for about 3 minutes before pouring over the tea. This time, let it rest for five minutes.
Infusion 3: the same procedure as Infusion 2.
Effect on atherosclerosis (calcification in the blood vessels)
Atherosclerosis is considered the most common cause of heart attack and stroke/cerebral apoplexy and is unnoticed and insidious. Statistically, about half of all people in industrialised countries die of cardiovascular disease, primarily due to atherosclerosis.
Green tea helps prevent atherosclerosis by reducation of the ‘bad’ cholesterol LDL and increasing the ‘good’ cholesterol HDL. Furthermore, it lowers high blood pressure, improves the fluidity of the blood and counteracts its clumping/coagulation.
Drink a cup (300 ml) of green tea 3 times a day with each meal. Let the last green tea soak for five minutes to reduce caffeine and so not disturb sleep.
Effect on appetite disorders
Appetite disorders are characterised by a decrease or increase in the feeling of hunger and can have both physical and psychological reasons. The bitter substances contained in green tea stimulate the appetite centre in the brain.
Drink twice daily, preferably 1 hour before lunch and dinner, 1 cup (150 ml). Let the tea soak for a little longer than five minutes, as this will best activate the bitterness on the appetite centre in the brain.
Green tea – effect on high blood pressure (high blood pressure)
High blood pressure is treacherous and remains largely unnoticed until the manifestation of secondary diseases, which is why one also speaks of ‘creeping death’.
High blood pressure exists, if the values are at least 140 to 90mmHg.
The substances contained in green tea have antihypertensive properties and support blood flow.
Drink 1 cup (150 ml) of green tea twice daily, with breakfast and lunch. Allow to soak for about three to five minutes.
Green tea and its effect on cold, flu
A common cold causes symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headache, fever, hoarseness and runny nose. The flavonoids and saponins present in green tea alleviate these symptoms by inhibiting the inflammations and have an antibacterial/antiviral effect. Furthermore, these mechanisms are supported by the high proportion of vitamins and trace elements, which are known to have a positive effect on common colds, such as vitamin C and zinc, which are abundant in green tea.
Drink 1 jug (300 ml) green tea 3-5 times a day, infuse for 5 minutes and add ½ lemon and 1 teaspoon honey each.
Green tea in diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is characterised by a high frequency of fluid stools and can be the symptom of many illnesses, such as food poisoning, infection or even tumours. By medical definition, diarrhoea in an adult is regular bowel movements of <200-250 g per day with high water content.
Green tea is known to soothe the gastrointestinal tract; the tannins present in it also have the ability to deprive the intestinal parasites that cause diarrhoea of the nutrients they need by converting the proteins into unusable compounds.
Drink a cup of green tea (300ml) with meals, infuse for 5 mins.
Green tea in gout (uricopathy)
Gout (uricopathy) is a purine metabolic disease, which exhibits itself in bumps and can lead to damage to the joints and bones and the kidneys as an excretory organ via deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints and in the tissue. The relapses, which are characterised by inflammatory, painful processes, usually occur at night and lead to redness and swelling.
The ingredients contained in green tea support urinary excretion via the kidneys. Furthermore, green tea has a basic effect against acidity in the body and should also curb the appetite for gout-promoting foods, such as alcohol or fatty food.
For each meal, drink a 1-2 cups of green tea (300 ml), infuse for about five minutes.
Green Tea and its fatigue on chronic fatigue /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic fatigue – other terms are ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ (CFS) or sometimes ‘myalgic encephalopathy’ – is a condition characterised by debilitating mental and physical fatigue in combination with other symptoms, such as headache, joint discomfort, throat and limb pain, concentration and memory disorders as well as disturbed sleep.
The tannins contained in the green tea allow a mild, but steady caffeine effect, which counteracts the symptoms of fatigue.
For breakfast and lunch, drink 1 cup (300 ml) of green tea, infuse for 5 min. In the evening, you should do without green tea in order not to disturb sleep, which is already disturbed by CFS.
Green tea with athlete's foot
Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that makes life difficult, especially between the toes and on the soles of the feet, due to so-called dermatophytes (filamentous fungi).
The saponins present in green tea are herbal glucosides, which have been shown to combat the athlete’s foot and skin fungi in studies.
Soak in a hot foot bath and add 5 tablespoons of green tea. After infusing for five minutes, place your feet in the tub for a period of 12-15 minutes.
Green tea and its effect on heart failure
Heart failure describes a pathological inability of the heart muscle to pump the amount of blood needed by the body without increasing the pressure in the atria.
The tannins contained in green tea lower high blood pressure, strengthen the heart and counteract cardiac insufficiency via these mechanisms.
For each meal, drink 1 cup (300 ml) of green tea, allow to infuse for about 5 min.
Green tea and its effect on cancer
Cancer takes the life of one in four people, and so we should absolutely take preventive measures that defy cancer development without side effects.
If you already suffer from cancer, it is even more important to take measures which demonstrably counteract cancer without side effects (see ‘Studies’).
Green tea seems to have a preventive and curative effect against cancer in many ways. The biofuel EGCG can provide protection against lung cancer, the flavonoids can reduce the risk of stomach cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer, the saponins have an effect on intestinal tumours.
Drink at least 1 litre of green tea a day, spread over the day (e.g. a 300 ml jug for each meal). Let it rest for about 5 minutes, do not sweeten with sugar (cancer loves sugar).
Green tea in diabetes mellitus
Diabetes mellitus, popularly known as ‘diabetes’, is a chronic metabolic disease characterised by high blood sugar levels.
Essentially, two forms of diabetes mellitus are distinguished, namely type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Special forms of diabetes also include gestational diabetes, a disease that, as the name suggests, can occur during pregnancy. Diabetes, if detected late or improperly tackled, causes some unpleasant secondary effects which may lead to diseases as wide-ranging as kidney damage and heart failure.
Green tea has been shown to counteract diabetes and sequelae (see Studies). Among other things, green tea has the extraordinary ability to inhibit the conversion of polyhydric sugar into simple sugars and thus to prevent blood sugar spikes with subsequent abrupt blood sugar drops.
In this way, hypoglycaemia is prevented and the blood vessels are protected. In studies, the activation of insulin production by the EGCG contained in green tea has been demonstrated to be more than 15-fold, and another study from Japan has demonstrated a preventive effect of green tea on diabetic nephropathy, diabetes-related kidney disease.
Drink 1 cup (300 ml) of green tea with each, allow to infuse for at least five minutes.
Green tea and its effect on caries (tooth decay)
Tooth decay is increasingly on the rise, not least because of our excessive sugar intake (and the refusal of state licensing agencies to accept healthy alternatives, such as Stevia, as a sugar substitute). It is a disease of the hard tooth tissue, the enamel.
Green tea counteracts caries on several fronts: on the one hand because of its high fluorine content (one of the main constituents of enamel), on the other hand, the EGCG present in green tea inhibits the proliferation of the bacteria that promote caries. In addition, green tea stimulates salivation, which neutralises the harmful acids in the mouth and supports the intestines in better utilising minerals and storing them in the enamel.
For preventive and therapeutic results, drink 1 cup of green tea with each meal, allow to infuse for about 5mins beforehand.
Green tea for sore throat and pharyngitis
Each of us has to fight it at least once in the course of a year: sore throat, difficulty swallowing, inflamed pharyngeal mucous membranes.
Green tea contains remarkable anti-inflammatory agents in the form of flavonoids and tannins and natural vitamin C, which is effective against inflammation.
In case of sore throat and pharyngitis, you should drink the green tea and gargle with it. If you want to save time and nobody in your presence objects, you can combine both (take a sip, gargle for 10 seconds, swallow), otherwise separate the two processes:
Drink a small cup (300 ml) of green tea twice daily with meals (allow to infuse for about 5 minutes)
Prepare 1 cup of green tea in the morning and in the evening, let it soak for five minutes, take one sip, gargle for ten seconds, add another sip and so on for about ten minutes per application.
Green tea for bad breath
Bad breath is largely due to bacteria that accumulate on the tongue.
Since green tea has an antibacterial effect, it prevents the proliferation of microorganisms in the mouth area, can reduce acidity in the stomach and counteract putrefaction gases that also lead to bad breath when exhaling.
For mouth odour, both taking mouthwash (2-3 min) with green tea and drinking tea with meals are recommended.
Green tea and its effect on irritable stomachs (functional dyspepsia)
An irritable stomach, called functional ‘functional dyspepsia’ or ‘non-ulcer dyspepsia’ (NUD), manifests itself in recurrent or chronic pain as well as discomfort in the upper part of the abdomen without organic causes being present. Symptoms of irritable stomach include nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, heartburn, bloating, flatulence and sickness. Reasons for this are often psychosomatic, but also an altered gastric motility.
The basic substances contained in green tea neutralise the acidic milieu and also facilitate the digestion of fats and proteins.