Jasmine tea is quite popular. It has been used in China for hundreds of years. It is a blending of green tea leaves and jasmine flowers. Green tea is known for its health benefits and adding jasmine makes a winning combination that is even better. The tea has a lovely scent and is quite soothing. Besides its scent and its pleasant taste there are numerous health benefits.
- Lowering cholesterol
- Calming and soothing effect
- Lower risk of stroke
- Antioxidant protection
- Weight loss
- May help prevent cancer
- Help lower high blood sugar
Jasmine tea is usually made with green tea, though black tea and oolong tea can also be used. The black tea has more caffeine than oolong and oolong has more than green tea. If you are sensitive to caffeine you can get decaf tea.
Another promising aspect of jasmine tea is that it can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol. It can also be beneficial for preventing heart disease stroke, diabetes and cancer. This is most likely due to the antioxidants. polyphenols, which include catechins, flavonoid and tannins, and anti-inflammatory properties in the tea.
Jasmine is generally safe for most people. Pregnant women should talk with their health care practitioner before using. The caffeine may bother sensitive individuals. Caffeine free varieties are available.
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