For those unfamiliar with tea science, there are four basic types of tea (comes from the tea tree) and they are white, green, oolong, and black tea. Those that do not come from the tea tree are rooibos, herbal and fruit teas. Everything else is a variant of some teas, including jasmine tea.
Jasmine tea is basically a good old green tea with jasmine flavoring. The result is an aromatic experience with the benefits of green tea and a delicate floral aroma. Green tea leaves are added to the fresh flowers of jasmine to make jasmine tea. The flowers are changed several times until the tea has its distinctive smell. Then the flowers are taken and the fragrant leaves of green tea are dried and prepared.
BENEFITS OF JASMINE TEA
Most of the magic of jasmine tea is found in the green tea base. And one of the most popular beverages, green tea has been widely studied for its health benefits. So it’s not surprising that drinking this combination in a glass is good for your health.
Here are the top benefits of jasmine tea.
Polyphenols called catechins are the antioxidant hero of jasmine tea. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage and prevent or slow the progression of diseases.
A human cell study in 2017 showed that catechins could have an anti-inflammatory effect on humans. Also, potent catechin called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.
Improves Heart Health
The polyphenols found in jasmine tea have also been associated with a healthier heart. In a 2019 study, 30 female participants spent ten weeks with jasmine tea and high-intensity exercise. The researchers found that triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) improved in all participants. High LDL cholesterol is a health problem that can clog your arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes. A 2016 study also found that people who drank 1 to 3 cups of green tea each day had a 19 percent lower risk of heart attack and a 36 percent lower risk of stroke.
Good for Oral Health
Jasmine tea can also help you smile healthily. Research shows that the anti-inflammatory compounds in jasmine tea help prevent the formation of bacteria that cause cavities, and its antimicrobial action can prevent bad breath. A 2021 study of 60 children found that mouthwash containing jasmine tea helped fight plaque.
Improves Skin Health
The ECGC ingredient in jasmine tea can also give you flawless skin. A 2016 review found that EGCG can help improve acne and oily skin. A 2021 review also found that topical use of jasmine tea extract or green tea extract was more effective at treating acne than taking it by mouth.
A 2019 analysis of animal studies indicate that the antioxidants found in jasmine tea may reduce sun damage and help prevent the breakdown of collagen, which helps fight wrinkles.
Improves Brain Function
A 2017 review showed that jasmine tea could help improve memory, attention, and overall brain function. But researchers haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly from which substance these benefits are due, as both caffeine and L-theanine are known to help the brain. Other research has also revealed that the L-theanine and caffeine in jasmine tea can boost brainpower.
May Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease
Research into the prevention of Parkinson’s disease shows that the anti-inflammatory compound EGCG in jasmine tea can improve memory and increase learning ability. There is also evidence that drinking 2 cups or more of jasmine tea per day reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
A 2016 analysis found that drinking jasmine tea daily can prevent cognitive decline in older people. While there is some evidence that green tea may help reduce cognitive abilities and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, there aren’t enough studies yet to prove that it actually works.
May Help Heal Wounds
Jasmine tea can also help fight off annoying bacteria. According to a 2019 study, EGCG may help wounds heal by suppressing excessive bacterial growth.
May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Drinking green tea every day has been associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and death in people with diabetes. Jasmine tea may also help your body use insulin better and lower blood sugar levels.
May Help Against Various Cancers
Studies show that polyphenols such as EKG and EGCG in jasmine tea may help fight cancer and prevent tumor growth.
A 2020 review found that the anti-cancer effects of jasmine tea may be particularly effective against lung cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and prostate cancer. However, much of this research is conducted through test tubes and animal studies, so we need more human studies.
Helps Lose Weight and Improves Metabolism
If you need a ‘nervous boost,’ the caffeine content of jasmine tea can help you out. Jasmine tea can also help you lose weight thanks to its effects on metabolism. An analysis of 15 studies with 499 participants showed that the catechins in jasmine tea accelerate fat burning by increasing fat metabolism.