Jasmine, which is also referred to as the "Gift from God", is a flowering plant native to the tropical regions. Jasmine tea is a popular drink in China, where the flowers are mixed with tea leaves. Jasmine green tea is nothing but jasmine tea with a base of green tea. Sometimes, Oolong or black tea is also used to prepare this drink. Consuming this beverage is beneficial to the body because of the properties of both green tea and jasmine. Before knowing about its many health benefits, let us know more about this tea.
Jasmine Green Tea
Jasmine plants are widely cultivated for their beautiful and fragrant flowers. While preparing jasmine green tea, these flowers are picked up in the midnight or early in the morning, when they bloom completely. They are then placed together with green tea leaves to transfer the fragrance. The flowers are removed after 4 hours and fresh jasmine flowers are again kept with the tea leaves. The process is repeated a few more times and then the tea is processed. The quality of the drink depends on the number of times the tea is scented with flowers. A high quality tea undergoes almost seven scenting sessions. Now, let us take a look at its benefits.
Jasmine green tea is a great combination where you can enjoy the health benefits of both green tea and jasmine. Jasmine plant extract helps in preventing a number of diseases and it also has aromatherapy benefits. but, it may pose problems in pregnancy due to its caffeine content. So, to know more about its effect on pregnancy, you should consult a physician before consuming it. The list of benefits is quite long and given below are a few of them.
- Weight Loss:
Catechins present in this tea have fat-burning properties and aid in weight loss. Drinking this tea increases metabolic rate, thereby burning fats at a faster rate. According to a recent survey, people who drink this beverage lose weight at a faster rate as compared to those who drink oolong tea.
- Prevents Diseases:
This drink contains antioxidants, because of which it helps in preventing a number of diseases. It reduces the multiplication of cancer cells in the body. Thus, the anti-cancer properties of this tea help in both, prevention and treatment, of cancer. It also helps to avoid diabetes and heart problems.
As mentioned earlier, this tea has aromatherapy benefits due to the fragrance of jasmine. The fragrance has a calming and soothing effect on the body. The odor of this tea has antianxiety effects and is said to be more effective than the medications used for treating anxiety.
- Lowers Cholesterol:
The catechins reduce bad cholesterol level in the body. The reduction of bad cholesterol level promotes good health and prevents fatal problems, like heart attack, brain stroke, arterial sclerosis, and thrombosis.
- Helps in promoting good health of diabetic patients and those suffering from high blood pressure problem.
- Boosts immune system, prevents allergies, and avoids tooth decay.
- Contains antibacterial properties that kill harmful bacteria, like those causing food poisoning, and promotes growth of useful bacteria for digestion.
- Helps in preventing viral infections, like influenza.
- Helps to avoid health problems like cholera, dysentery, gastric ulcers, etc.