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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007, pp. 785-792
Bioline Code: pr07021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2007, pp. 785-792

 en Health Benefits of Tea Consumption
VK Sharma; A Bhattacharya; A Kumar & HK Sharma

Abstract

Tea is the most common beverage after water. It is extracted from the leaves of Camellia sinensis check for this species in other resources (family: Theaceae). It is consumed in different forms, namely, oolong, green, black and Ilex tea depending on post-harvest treatment and chemical components. Being rich in natural antioxidants, tea is reported to be used in the management of colon, esophageal, and lung cancers, as well as urinary stone, dental caries, etc. The present review focuses on the beneficial effects of tea consumption on human health.

Keywords
Antioxidants, Theaflavonoides, Anticaries, Ethanol intoxication, Tea consumption.

 
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