GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis) – loose-leaf herb
Green tea has an invigorating effect due to its caffeine content which contains oxidising compounds that can have beneficial physiological effects.
Traditional therapeutic use
It has an invigorating effect due to its caffeine content that contains oxidising compounds that can have beneficial physiological effects.
- Contains 2-4% caffeine which affects thinking and alertness.
- Improve the functions of the brain and other muscles.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- Increases fat burn.
- Invigorates mind and body.
- The antioxidants and other ingredients may help protect the heart and vital organs.
- Green tea contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), proven to lower body weight and affect the weight loss process.
Possible side effects & interactions
Green tea has long been regarded as safe. However, when consumed for a long time or in high doses (more than 8 cups per day) it could be unsafe due to the high caffeine content.
SIDE EFFECTS: Excessive drinking of green tea over a long period can be unsafe for pregnant women. It can lead to an increase in the dangers of bleeding disorders, irregular heartbeats. It could increase anxiety and high blood pressure. It could cause diarrhoea. Other possible side effects include increasing temporary glaucoma, liver disease and brittle bones, but these are all after consuming higher quantities.
Our plants are harvested during particular seasons, times of the day and according to the lunar calendar to ensure the plants or parts of it have the highest nutritional value. For example, roots are picked on a waning moon. Once harvested, they are packaged by hand because we try to avoid using metal equipment and utensils that could reduce the beneficial properties of the plant.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.