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The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on tea made available through the generosity of The Meaning of Tea’s adoption.

Tea SF for AAH

Camellia sinensis is a small, evergreen shrub in the tea family (Theaceae) and is native to mountainous regions of China, Japan, and India. Tea contains antioxidants which have been shown to inhibit cardiovascular disease development.

Additional ABC Tea Resources 

Healthy Ingredients Tea profile

Tea, Black/Green monograph from The ABC Clinical Guide to Herbs.

HerbalGram articles

Rediscovering Tea: An Exploration of the Scientific Literature
. 1996; 37:33.

The Health Benefits of Tea
. 1996; 37:38.

HerbClip reviews

Green Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Loss of Abdominal Fat
. HC# 030391-373, March 31, 2009.

Hypolipidemic Effects of Soy and Green Tea, Independently and in Combination, in Dyslipidemic Subjects
. HC# 060181-356, July 15, 2008.

Study Examines Effects of Tea Intake on Parkinson's Disease Development
. HC# 040581-352, May 15, 2008.

Read the Press Release on Tea Dragon Film's herb adoption of the HerbMedPro Tea record.

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