For thousands of years, green tea has been widely used by the Chinese not only for its taste but also because of its medicinal properties. Today green tea is a very popular drink among all ages the world over because of its proven efficacy on minor and even major health problems, and because of its proven medicinal properties, complimented by growing numbers of testimonies and therapeutic claims, scientists now see green tea to be a promising cure for HIV.
HIV is a major issue on health nowadays because lots of people have been diagnosed of having this deadly disease. And the search for the cure against HIV and including AIDS has proven to be very difficult.
Researchers from Purdue University had its study on the nature, property and health benefits of green tea. They have succeeded on identifying epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) a compound found on green tea which inhibits the growth of cancer cells. University of Tokyo had made a separate study on green tea and the result of their research is that, EGCg binds with CD4 cells which action is to prevent HIV binding processes and later destroys the cell. The studies suggest that green tea have substances like EGCg that could help open new frontiers on the battle against HIV and even cancer.
It also proved that drinking 4 to 5 cups of green tea a day can help slow down the pathogenesis of HIV because of the potent content of EGCg. Scientists also revealed that the results could lead them to the development of an HIV cure. However they also revealed that the concentration of EGCg present on 4 to 5 cups of green tea is not enough to totally destroy cancer cells.
People often ask if other types of tea have the same benefits as green tea. The fact is green tea has more health benefits compared to other types of tea. Although all tea comes from a single source which is Camellia sinesis plant, all tea have their own characteristics when it comes to taste, color, smell, and even benefits. Green tea leaves are processed differently. Leaves are steamed then dried allowing the components not to be oxidized in the process. These makes green tea ten times more potent and effective remedy against illness compared to other tea.
Green tea is proven to be helpful on the following medical conditions:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Helps to lower cholesterol level of the body
• Helps maintains a normal blood pressure preventing hypertension
• Cardiovascular disease and stroke
• Helps fight against infection due to bacteria and viruses
• Helps improve impaired immune response
• Destroys free radicals
• Helps maintain healthy fluid and electrolytes balance
• It helps prevent tooth decay by killing bacteria that causes dental plaque
• Helps relieve stress and fatigue
• Toxin prevention in the liver
• Stops thrombosis which is the leading cause of heart attack
• Green tea also has fat burning benefits
• It helps burn fat and makes the body feel more energetic
• Green tea is also used to calm the mind
Presently scientists are still making rigorous studies on green tea hoping to find some headway on how to determine the exact mechanism of EGCg binding with CD4, with positive results people can now stand a chance against a deadly disease through enjoying the relaxing, soothing and delicious taste of your favorite green tea.