The catechins, Vitamins C & E, and flavonols found in Japanese tea help limit oxidation within the body. Oxidation can lead to cancer, metabolic syndrome, and a variety of other sicknesses and bodily deterioration.
Catechins help control the movement of angiotensin converting enzymes known to cause high blood pressure.
Catechins, especially EGCG, help control the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that can lead to arteriosclerosis.
Catechins help control the breakdown of glucose in the body and reduce the amount of fat built by glucose.
Catechins, flavonols and chlorophyll are often used in chewing gum, and work to reduce odors. Additionally, catechins help to prevent cavities.
Catechins work to kill bacteria like vibrio cholerae, staphylococcus aureus, and clostridium botulinum.
Catechins work to limit the propagation of viruses like the AIDS virus and influenza. Additionally, the saponin found in Japanese tea has antibacterial and antiviral properties that work against influenza.
The methylated catechins found in some types of Japanese tea help alleviate allergy symptoms to allergens such as pollen.
Research in Japan has shown that catechins are effective against brain tissue contraction, help combat reductions in cognitive ability and memory, and suppress DNA damage caused by the oxidation of brain cells. US research has also shown catechins to be effective in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s in mice with the disease.
A study conducted in Japan found that Japanese tea may have a preventive effect on some cancers of the stomach and prostate.
(NOTE) The information listed above is not meant to be a guarantee of the health benefits of Japanese tea for any individual.