There is a wealth of tea health information that has been published in journals, books, and newsletters. The use of tea as a health tonic for various ailments dates back thousands of years to when the brew was first discovered in China.
Hundreds of scientific studies involving humans and animals have linked daily consumption of quality tea – whether black, green, oolong, white or herbal tea varieties – with potential medicinal benefits.
Today's research on tea reveals therapeutic properties for almost every type of condition from arthritis, heart disease, cancer and liver disease, to asthma, tooth decay, stress, and weight control.
The results of these studies are exciting and indicative of potential benefits from such a natural source – the Camellia sinensis plant, a perennial evergreen shrub from which all tea comes.
Yet, keep in mind that more research is need to further substantiate findings.
The following selection of articles represents an example of the many healthy benefits of tea. You will also find more information in each tea category listed on this site, such as black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea, herbal tea, etc. Additional articles are included at the end of each page.
Please note that articles about tea and health on this site should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. If you are considering adding tea or herbal infusions to your daily diet for therapeutic or medicinal purposes, consult with your healthcare provider.
Raspberry Leaf Tea
Chickweed Herbal Tea
Chinese Herbal Teas
Colon Cleansing Tea
Benefits of Matcha Tea
Tea & Cancer Protection
Green Tea & Health
Kombucha Tea Recipe
Kombucha Tea Info
Pu-Erh Tea Attributes
Pu-Erh Tea History
Health Uses for Tea Bags
Chinese Diet Tea
Milk Inhibits Tea's Benefits
Tea and Breast Cancer Risk
Ma Huang Tea (Ephedra) Now Banned
Use Caution When Using Herbs as Remedies
Industry Groups for Tea Health Information
Overview of Natural Sweeteners
Using Natural Stevia to Sweeten Tea
Overview of Artificial Sweeteners
About Aspartame Sweetening
Using Xylitol as a Sweetening Agent
Concerns about Using Aspartame
High Fructose Corn Syrup