Exploring Green Tea Health Benefits

October 5, 2012

An old herb is finding new applications

For centuries, green tea has been consumed in Asia with the belief it yields significant health benefits. Animal studies show that theanine, a major amino acid in green tea, has a tranquilizing effect on the brain. Other studies show anti-inflammatory and stress-reduction effects associated with green tea.

Clinical Implications: Green tea consumption might have a potentially beneficial effect on the prevention of depressive symptoms.