Jasmine Tea Beneļ¬ts and Side Effects 

 

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Soak it, sniff it, take in the soothing smell, sip it, savor the taste and allow it to refresh your mind and soul. That's the way to drink jasmine tea. Call it Yin Hao or Dragon Phoenix Pearl, people across the world know it as Jasmine tea and they love it. While sipping this tea, did you ever think about the jasmine tea benefits and side effects? I guess not. I don't blame you either, because while sipping this tea, one tends to forget all that is happening around them.

 

Benefits and Side Effects of Jasmine Tea
The history of jasmine tea goes back to the third century AD, when the jasmine plant was brought to China from Persia. But it was only during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1270 AD), that drinking of jasmine tea became popular. It is not only tea, but for the Chinese people, it is also seen as a medicine used to cure various diseases and health problems.
 

Benefits
 

Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

Studies have shown that jasmine has the ability to slow down the growth of cancer cells in our body. It has a chemo-protective effect for tumors in breasts, and it has also shown benefits against prostate cancer. There's hope that one day, besides chemotherapy, jasmine will also be used to cure cancer.
 

Relieves Anxiety
Some researchers in Japan have found out that the smell of jasmine tea has a sedative like effect on people. The smell of it reduces the heart rates and you become more calm and relaxed.
 

Lowers the Level of Cholesterol

Green tea catechins, which are derived from jasmine green tea, lower the cholesterol level and triglyceride level in the body. However, this test was carried out on a hamster. Hence, more studies need to be carried out to confirm this benefit in the human bodies. But still, researchers says that jasmine tea could benefit those who follow a fatty diet.
 

Reduces the Growth of Bacteria
Studies at the Kansas State University have shown that jasmine tea has the ability to restrict the growth of certain bacteria that causes food borne illness. Thus, this saves those that suffer from food poisoning.


Keeps You Young

 

Jasmine tea protects your body from damages by free radicals. They are oxidized molecules with unpaired electrons. Thus, when they circulate through your body, they pick up electrons from other molecules in your body to replace the missing ones. This entire process damages your body cells and quickens the aging process. Drinking jasmine tea prevents that from happening.


Helps Reduce Weight
This tea is good for weight loss, as jasmine tea naturally has a very sweet taste. Hence, you don't have to add sugar or honey to it. Jasmine tea also acts as an anti-depressant. It's good for low level of confidence, fearfulness, menopause, paranoia, post natal depression, etc.

 

Other Benefits

  • Boosts immune system of your body and prevents any kind of allergies.
  • It prevents tooth decay.
  • If you gargle with jasmine tea, you won't have infections like influenza.
  • It also prevents cholera, dysentery, ulcers, etc.
  • It also helps in getting rid of muscle and joint pains, chronic back pain, etc.
  • A good news for all those in love, jasmine tea also acts as a romantic enhancer, thus helping in all aspects of love. In fact, there is nothing more romantic than sitting out on a moonlit night with your beloved and sipping a cup of jasmine tea.


Side Effects

Everything has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Similarly, jasmine tea also has certain side effects. Caffeine, some people say, is bad for us, for our nerves and our heart. On the other hand, some argue that this is not the case. Confused? Well, actually both are right. Too much of anything is bad for us, be it jasmine tea or some other healthy drink or food. Too much caffeine does have an effect on your nerves. Some people become complete nervous wrecks due to too much caffeine consumption. If you want to reduce the jasmine tea caffeine content, buy decaffeinated jasmine tea. But again, this has its disadvantage. You miss out on the actual taste and smell of the jasmine tea by buying decaffeinated jasmine tea. It also removes nearly one third of the antioxidants, which is the one that makes the tea so healthy for you. So the best thing you can do is balance everything that you eat or drink and buy high grade tea.
Now that you know what this tea has to offer, make yourself a nice, warm cup of jasmine tea and savor the taste. Take in the smell and let it sooth away all your worries.

Written by: Ratnashri Dutta for Buzzle.com