green tea

green tea

Benefits
  • Polyphenols are over 200 x more powerful than Vit E in anti-oxidant protection
  • Catechins prevent liver damage
Dangers
  • Tanins interfere with absorption of herbal and pharmaceutical medications (eg codeine, colchine and ephedrine)
  • Green tea reduces effectiveness of ginseng

Adapted from:

Balch, P.A. (2002). Prescription for herbal healing. New York, NY: Avery books

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