Black Tea

BLACK TEA (Camellia sinensis) – loose leaf herb

Black Tea

Traditional therapeutic use

This is made from the leaves of the tea bush, originally native to East India, by wilting, twisting, and then fermentation (fermentation), at the end of which we obtain the well-known aromas that give the tea its enjoyable value.

  • Has an invigorating effect due to its caffeine content.
  • Contains oxidising compounds that can have beneficial physiological effects.
  • A rich source of various polyphenols including flavanols, flavonols, and phenolic acids.
  • Helps regulate blood-glucose levels.
  • Can reduce the incidence of oral cancer and bladder cancer.
  • Improves physical performance and reduces exhaustion.
  • Anti-bacterial properties.
  • Improves dental health.
  • Enhances alertness, concentration, decision-making, focus and memory performance.
  • Can decrease the risk of stroke.
  • Helps lower blood pressure.
  • Has some anti-inflammatory effects.


  • Enhances the skin’s UV resistance.
  • Can help lower blood pressure.
  • Has some anti-inflammatory effects.

Possible side effects & interactions

Black tea has been drunk safely for centuries, but caution is still advised:

  • Pregnant women can consume Black Tea in moderate amounts. Drinking more than 3 cups of Black Tea in a day can be potentially unsafe. Breastfeeding women should also be warned.
  • Normal side effect of consuming excess caffeine is anxiety disorders.
  • Can increase the risk of irregular heart beats.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Fatigue, dizziness, skin pallor, shortness of breath are some of the symptoms of anaemia that may occur.
  • Can cause bleeding disorders as it can slow down the process of blood clotting.

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