Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is a product made from the leaves, buds, and stems of the Camellia sinensis plant. This is the same plant that is also used to make black tea and green tea. The difference is in the processing. Oolong tea is partially fermented, black tea is fully fermented, and green tea is unfermented.

 

Health benefits of Oolong tea:

  • Helps improve brain power.
  • Beneficial for diabetes patients.
  • Helps reduce high blood pressure.
  • Benefits for lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Helps strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay.
  • Helps in relieving physical and mental stress as well.
  • Has strong powers to prevent heart disease and cancer.
  • Assists in prolonging and improving vitality and life span.
  • Beneficial for treating skin problems such as eczema and rashes.
  • Benefits for our skin, it can do wonders with combating the aging of skin, especially with wrinkles and dark sports.

 

 

Nutrients of Oolong tea:

Oolong tea has been found to comprise of the following vitamins and minerals like calcium, manganese, copper, carotin, selenium, and potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. in addition to folic acids, niacin amide and other detoxifying alkaloids.

 

 

Dosage on drinking Oolong tea:

  1. Doses of oolong tea vary significantly, but usually range between 1-10 cups daily.
  2. For headache or restoring mental alertness: The typical dose of caffeine is up to 250 mg (about 5 cups of oolong tea) per day. Oolong tea contains 50-60 mg caffeine per cup.

 

Special Precautions & Warnings:

  1. Bleeding disorders: Some research suggests that caffeine might slow blood clotting. Though this research was not done in humans, there is still some concern that caffeine might make bleeding disorders worse.
  2. Heart conditions: Caffeine in oolong tea can cause irregular heartbeat in some people.
  3. Diabetes: Some research suggests that the caffeine in oolong tea may affect the way people with diabetes process sugar and may complicate blood sugar control. Caffeine has been reported to both increase and decrease blood sugar.
  4. Diarrhea: Oolong tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in oolong tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Oolong tea contains caffeine. The caffeine in oolong tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.
  6. High blood pressure: The caffeine in oolong tea might increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. However, this doesn’t seem to happen in people who regularly drink oolong tea or other caffeinated products.

 

 

For more information about Oolong tea, visit link below:

Oolong tea at Wiki
Oolong tea at WebMD
Oolong tea at LiveStrong
Oolong tea at Organic Facts
Oolong tea at Oolong Tea Benefits