Green tea is a potent beverage that you should get to know this monsoon because it is packed with antioxidants and many necessary minerals. The dried, unoxidized leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant are used to make green tea. Green tea has a gentle greenish-yellow hue and a sweet aroma when it is brewed. Due to its many health advantages, it is becoming more and more popular all over the world. One of the richest sources of polyphenols, or antioxidants, in nature, is green tea, notably tannins, theaflavins, catechins, and flavonoids. These antioxidants are well-known for their ability to reduce inflammation, provide pain relief, and fight cancer. Green tea is also well known for helping people lose weight, controlling their blood sugar, and acting as a photoprotective agent to protect their skin, stop tooth decay, and increase bone density.

Synonyms of Green Tea

  • Camellia Sinensis
  • Chinese tea
  • Green sencha tea 
  • Japanese tea
  • Yame tea

Nutrition Facts of Green Tea

Energy:0.96 kcal
Carbohydrates:0 g
Protein:0.2 g
Fat:0 g

Phytochemical Constituents of Green Tea

  • Catechins
  • Flavonols 
  • Oxy Aromatic acids

Therapeutic Uses of Green Tea

  • Supports weight loss

Many people drink green tea, which is frequently promoted as a weight-loss beverage, after consuming high-calorie foods in the hopes that it may prevent weight gain. The key ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, helps with weight loss. This increases metabolism and aids in the reduction of belly fat. 

  • Combats Cancer

Green tea’s polyphenols lower inflammation and support the body’s fight against cancer.

  • Enhances brain activity

Caffeine is also present in green tea. Our Central Nervous System responds to it as a stimulant. We get alert from caffeine, which is also known to enhance memory, learning, performance, and coordination.

  • Improves Oral Health

Green tea contains catechins, which have antibacterial properties and shield our bodies from numerous illnesses. Green tea use also lessens halitosis (bad breath)

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Home Remedies of Green Tea

  • Prevent Dental Decay

The development of halitosis, or unpleasant breath, can be facilitated by cavities. Take a cup of green tea first. You can prevent dental decay with just a few gargles of green tea.

  • Treat Eczema

Eczema can be treated by combining green tea with a carrier oil, such as olive oil.

  • Act as a Moisturizer

Make a mix of green tea and pomegranate to make a juice. This juice is used as an anti-aging toner. Additionally, you can use this green tea toner throughout the day to add more moisture.

  • Reduce Inflammation

To treat chapped skin and reduce inflammation, combine coconut oil, green tea, and shea butter into a thick paste and then apply it on your affected area.

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Ayurvedic Aspects of Green Tea

According to Ayurveda, Green tea possesses Deepan (appetizer) and Pachan (digestive) characteristics, which are said to help with digestion and weight loss. It aids in retaining the suppleness and firmness of the skin because of its Kshaya (astringent) characteristics.

Green tea is also advantageous for healthy skin. Due to its antioxidant properties, it promotes healthier blood circulation and slows down premature aging. Applying green tea polyphenol-based skin care products topically can help you get smooth, supple, and younger-looking skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory and stress-inhibitory qualities, green tea can also help reduce hair loss, dandruff, balding, and psoriasis.

Daily Dose: Do not surpass your green tea consumption of more than 3 cups in a day. For the best health advantages, 2 to 3 cups are advised.

Side Effects of Green Tea

  • MigraineDue to its caffeine content, green tea can give some people headaches. It is recommended for migraine sufferers to drink green tea occasionally.
  • Insomnia: Despite having less caffeine than black tea or coffee, green tea might still interfere with sleep if you are allergic to caffeine. In such a scenario, don’t consume more than two cups of it, and stay away from late-night consumption.
  • Harmful during pregnancy: Overconsumption of green tea during pregnancy may be harmful to both the mother and the fetus.
  • Hazardous for Liver: Overindulging in green tea might have negative effects and harm the liver.


Goji berries are loaded with healthy ingredients. Goji berries can cause a variety of negative effects, though, if ingested in excess. Goji berries can have a variety of negative side effects, including diarrhea and possibly lowering blood sugar. Before incorporating it into your diet, take advice from your health experts. If you face goji berry allergies you can consult Dr. Gupta at IAFA® to get a natural cure of any type of illness.


  1. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173032/nutrients
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343173/

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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