Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Green tea has several health benefits. It has been shown that green tea defends the skin against free radicals and thereby protects the skin from damage from direct sunlight. This minimizes the risk of skin cancer. Thus, adding a little green tea extract to your regular sunscreen is makes the lotion more effective. It is also popularly known that application of fresh green tea prevents the appearance of age spots and wrinkles as it has natural antioxidant properties, thereby making your skin look firmer, smoother and younger.
An easy and effective way of using green tea as a skin toner is to simply freeze them into small cubes and massage the skin very gently with these a few minutes after taking them out of the refrigerator. The antibacterial and healing properties of green tea also makes it an effective natural solution for acne and allergic skin eruptions. It also helps cleanse the excess oil, dead skin cells and dirt particles trapped in the pores on the surface of the skin and makes your skin soft and glowing. The topical application of green tea is also useful for treating insect bites and soothing sunburns. The natural antioxidant properties of green tea also help relieve headaches caused by migraine and stress. This also helps reduce the level of toxins in the body which accumulate due to smoking and drinking. Green tea also cleanses the digestive tract and prevents ulcers. Regular consumption of green tea helps burns excess fat deposits in the body and increases calorie consumption, thereby helping you lose weight without adopting a severe diet regime. Green tea also helps keep the blood cholesterol level in control and thereby prevents heart ailments.
Green tea also regulates blood sugar level and is of great help to diabetic patients, as well as reduces high blood pressure. It helps prevent prostrate and breast cancer. Drinking a cup or two of warm green tea helps reduce joint pains caused by rheumatoid arthritis by relaxing stiff muscles and improving blood circulation. It also helps prevent body aches in menopausal women by arresting bone damage caused by osteoporosis. Green tea also has natural antiviral and antibacterial properties and is therefore helpful in treating acute diarrhea. It is also useful to swish your mouth with green tea in order to prevent the formation of dental tarter and plaque. It helps treat tooth decay and boosts the natural immunity of the body, thereby preventing local infections.