Green tea is a perfect adjunct to healing herbs. Although you would not be growing it in an Irish herb garden it can be introduced easily into our daily routine.

Both green and black tea come from the same plant called the Camellia Sinensis bush. It is the processing of the tea leaves which will determine whether it is green or black tea. Green tea is made from tea leaves which are steamed first and dried soon after they are harvested.

Green tea still contains the compounds that have antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and health-enhancing properties. These compounds can penetrate the cells of the body and then protect them from the free radicals.

Research has shown that green tea can protect against cancer, lower cholesterol levels and reduce the clotting tendency of the blood thus reducing the risk of forming atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries ) and the risk of stroke. It shows great promise as an aid to weight loss as it can promote the burning of fat and helps to regulate the blood sugar and insulin levels.

Green tea also stimulates the immune system, fights tooth decay, combats mental fatigue and is good for asthma suffers. It may also help prevent enlarged prostate.

To benefit from green teas antioxidant properties it should be drunk without milk, (milk is thought to bind with the beneficial compounds making them unavailable to the body ).

Green tea could be easily introduced into our lives as an enjoyable and refreshing drink as well as a very positive and preventative agent for the body as a whole. A word of warning: it does contain a small amount of caffeine especially for people who suffer from caffeine related symptoms palpitations, anxiety, stress, cardiac disorders etc...

Nutrients contained in green teas are; amino acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, and C.

In our clinic we use a multi pronged approach in treating many conditions with therapies such as Physiological Regulating Medicine (P.R.M ), Gut Health and Microbiome restoration, Micro-Immunotherapy, Nutritional and Nutraceutical therapies, Lifestyle Medicine, Natural Hormonal Balancing, Glandular support, Soft tissue and joint support, Herbals, and Needle free Medical Acupuncture, Therapeautic Mindfulness and CBT techniques to achieve excellent results.

Holistic Health & Stress Clinic is now at URBAN wellbeing, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland .

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