Jasmine is a flowering plant found in tropical regions. Jasmine tea is a scented tea prepared from jasmine flowers. The main types of jasmine tea are white tea, black tea, green tea and oolong. It is often made using green tea but it can be also made from oolong tea. The loose tea leaves are blended with the petals of jasmine flower which gives tea a mild, sweet and aromatic fragrance. It is sometimes not considered as a herbal tea because it is actually the green tea that is scented with jasmine flowers. It contains a high group of antioxidants hence it is very much healthy to consume jasmine tea.
Health benefits of Jasmine tea
Supports weight loss
The jasmine tea contains catechins. The catechins have the fat burning property. This increases the metabolic rate of the body and helps to burn the fat faster. Hence jasmine tea benefits in weight loss. A person consuming jasmine tea tends to lose more weight than the person not consuming it.
Improves your Heart health
The catechin present in jasmine tea increases the fat burning capacity thus reducing the fats. The bad LDL cholesterol present in the arteries gets inflamed after being oxidised. This inflammation of cholesterol with in arteries and veins leads to heart attacks or strokes. The catechin inhibits the oxidising process hence decreasing the blood pressure, blockages and even the cholesterol levels. Heart diseases can be prevented if person with “cardio vascular problem” consume jasmine tea on regular basis.
The jasmine tea is high in antioxidants. The antioxidants help in absorbing the free radicals that are moving inside the body. The free radicals may lead to cancerous cells. The antioxidants attack the free radicals that moving inside the body. Hence helps to prevent the cancer. It plays a supportive role in preventing breast, bladder, lungs, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, skin and stomach cancers. The people consuming jasmine tea daily are seen to have less likely to develop cancer and liver diseases.
Makes you look younger
The free radicals in the body can hasten the aging process. As jasmine tea is high in antioxidants, it reduces the free radicals from the body and benefits you to look younger.
Prevention against cough and cold
The antiviral and antibacterial properties found in jasmine tea helps in preventing the cough and cold. The consumption of jasmine tea benefits by speedy recovery of cough and cold. Gargling with jasmine tea also reduces the illness.
Consumption of jasmine tea helps to reduce the anxiety and tension. The autonomic nerve activity is chilled by the odour of jasmine tea. It is also rich flavonoids antioxidants that combat the oxidative stress. It relaxes the body and mind.
Increases your alertness and mental awareness
The jasmine tea is a natural source of caffeine which increases your alertness and mental awareness. It benefits you by reliving the depression, anxiety and stress.
Jasmine tea works as a regulator and a preventer for the people with diabetes. The tea reduces the negative effects that the diabetes has on certain serum proteins. The ability to metabolise glucose causes diabetic conditions. Here jasmine tea acts as a
regulating agent in preventing or treating diabetes.
Improves bowel function
The catechins present in jasmine tea have a good effect on gastrointestinal system. They activate the number of intracellular antioxidants and well interacts with the gastrointestinal enzymes to promote the healthy bowel functions.
Regulates the blood circulation
It helps in regulating the blood circulation by prevention of blockage of arteries and veins.
Relives head aches
The jasmine tea acts as a relief for joint pains, headaches and knee pain. It also helps in balancing the fluids in the body hence helpful for those suffering from water retention that is caused by any other medical condition.