Tea for two
An ancient Chinese proverb states that it is better to be without food for three days than be deprived of tea for one. Since the ancient times, green tea has been used to cure headaches and depression. In ancient China, it was used as a medicine for over 4000 years. And now in the present day world, green tea has been found to be one of the rarest cures of cancer. Its cancer fighting abilities are much more potent than were originally expected. It has been observed that the green tea chemicals tend to shut down the key molecules that cause cancer.
That is why people who drink green tea are less likely to develop cancer. The original findings of the cancer curing effect of green tea came from animal studies and then by tracking the disease’s occurrence in a large number of people. This means that the effects of green tea on humans are based almost entirely on observation which does not mean that green tea is really responsible for these results. But in spite of this, green tea is still among the most beneficial forms of tea in terms of fighting diseases since it contains polyphenols, which are disease fighting oxidants. In experiments conducted on mice, it was found that green tea prevents prostate cancer growth. It induces cancer cell death and starves the tumors by preventing the growth of new blood vessels which feed them. Green tea reduces the risk of esophageal cancer in women by 50%.