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Camellia sinensis: Tea in Many Colors

Tea spread across the world long ago in part because it’s delicious and in part because it’s got a whole lot of healthful properties. Herbalists in the past decade or so have quoted many studies done on Green Tea, linking this particular tea with anti-inflammatory properties. All varieties of Tea have antioxidant properties, each varying in chemical structure and offering differing potential benefits.

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Chemistry

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Energetics

Tea Camellia sinensis Energetics, Properties, Uses

In China, Tea made from Camellia sinensis is called Cha, and it’s both a medicine and a daily pleasure for most. Cha, no matter which type you take, is considered a generally cool or cold medicine with a generally bitter taste. This, however, is altered by how the leaf is processed. 

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Formulation

Chrysanthemum Formulas Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Uses

As a single-herb therapy, chrysanthemums are used both internally and externally.  For internal use, make a tea with the flowers, letting them steep 3-4 minutes in boiling water, then drain out the large pieces and drink only the liquid.  Chrysanthemum tea is useful for...

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Chrysanthemum Formulas Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine Uses

As a single-herb therapy, chrysanthemums are used both internally and externally.  For internal use, make a tea with the flowers, letting them steep 3-4 minutes in boiling water, then drain out the large pieces and drink only the liquid.  Chrysanthemum tea is useful for...

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