Indian tea has several types including black tea and it made of some of tea plant. The most common Indian teas come from The Assam varietal (Camellia sinensis assamica), except Darjeeling, which belongs to China varietal (Camellia sinensis sinensis).
However, those all of tea contains many health benefits, while the health benefits of Indian black tea are, or you can also read in health benefits of black tea:
- Improves heart function
Heart plays a role as one of the most vital organs in the body. It pumps oxygen through blood as well as removes carbon dioxide. The flavones are special compounds in Indian black tea that improve heart function. In addition, it has been confirmed by scientists that drink 3 cups of Indian black tea or more can prevent you from coronary heart disease. Furthermore, the tea also can reduce myocardial infarction, ischemia, and cardiovascular mortality.
- Prevents cancer
Cancer is one of fatal diseases and to prevent the risk of cancer, drink black tea is a great option. As well as the benefit of catechins , the theaflavins in black tea also inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer cells. Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute, USA, show that patients with ovarian cancer reduced about 30% because of consuming Indian black tea more than two cups per day.
- Reduces the risk of diabetes
Diabetes affects more than 29 million of people in the US. In five years, about 30% of people tend to suffer from Type 2 diabetes. Drink tea, especially Indian black tea, helps to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The catechins and theaflavins are substances in Indian black tea that provide more insulin to treat dysfunction of beta cell.
- Boosts immunity
Indian black tea is high of antioxidants and they will scavenge free oxygen radicals. The oxygen radicals are prone to make the DNA mutates and obstruct the normal cells to work. Furthermore, it can cause inflammation and inflammatory pathways to be active, which turned to stress in the body.
To treat those conditions, black tea removes the oxygen radicals thereby restoring normal cell and its function that it boosts immune system.
- Improves the health of bones
Indian black tea has the benefit to restore bone density significantly, that makes it as substitute of calcium. Due to the reason, Indian black tea also reduces the risk of fractures in bones that commonly affects elderly because of osteoporosis. Therefore, Indian black tea also will protect the bones from related conditions such as bone density and osteoporosis.
- Reduces the risk of Parkinson
Parkinson is a kind of neurodegenerative disease that commonly occurs to older people. However, the younger generation also can suffer from the disease because of stress, unhealthy lifestyle, genes etc. Polyphenols are a compound in Indian black tea that gives effects to brain due to neuroprotective that protects the brain. A research from the National University of Singapore also found that caffeine, especially in Indian black tea, is related to the reducing of Parkinson’s disease.
- Supports for the health of digestive tract
A healthy gut can protect the digestive system from several diseases and disorders, while you can get the benefit by drinking Indian black tea regularly. Indian black tea can improve the amount of good microbe in gut because it contains Polyphenols or prebiotic. In addition, polyphenols can against harmful bacteria that appear in the gut. The other benefit of the tea is to reduce stomach ulcers and colorectal, including esophageal/stomach cancers.
- Reduces cholesterol
High of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) makes plaque in the arterial walls increases as well as limit blood flow and lead to heart attack, stroke, ischemic attack, etc. According to one study, black tea reduces LDL cholesterol about 11.1%.
- Helps to lose weight
Obesity is related to diabetes, heart disease, PCODs, high cholesterol etc. To prevent those conditions, Indian black tea helps to lose weight if consumed along with healthy lifestyle. A study from David Geffen School of Medicine, California, USA claims that black tea reduces visceral fat as well as inflammation inducing genes. While the inflammation in prolonged of time supports obesity, drink black tea can prevent inflammation-induced obesity including triglyceride levels.
- Reduces the risk of kidney stones
When the excretion of crystal forming substances increases, it will form kidney stones or the symptoms you can read in symptoms of kidney stones. Fortunately, Indian black tea has the benefit to prevent kidney stones formation about 8%. However, the opinion about the benefit is different among the researchers. So, it is better to consult a doctor for the treatment of kidney stones formation.
Other health benefits of Indian black tea including:
- Relieves Asthma
- Controls blood pressure