Green Tea
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Green Tea in TCM:

Explore the properties of Green Tea according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cool
Channels: LU, LI, ST, HT, UB, LV
Flavors: sweet, bitter
Regulates: circulates qi, resolves water accumulations, eliminates toxins, resolves phlegm

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Green Tea is known for its ability to circulate qi, regulate water, eliminate toxins, and resolve phlegm.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Lung, Stomach, Heart, Large Intestine, Urine Bladder, and Liver. The flavor of Green Tea is sweet and bitter, and it is considered to be cool in temperature.

A daily habit of drinking green tea is generally considered very beneficial to the health according to traditional Chinese medicine, and it is recommended over coffee.

According to Wikipedia daily consumption of green tea has been associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and helps cholesterol. Drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements decreases the blood concentration of total cholesterol (about 7 mg/dL), LDL cholesterol (about 2 mg/dL), and does not affect the concentration of HDL cholesterol. In addition daily consumption of green tea is significantly associated with a lower risk of death from any cause; an increase of one cup of green tea per day is linked with a 4% lower risk of death from any cause.