Green Tea Leaf Extract
Green Tea or Camellia sinensis, Theaceae, has been under long term study. This herb when made into a tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. Most (over two thirds) of the Chinese population consumes it daily. In various parts of Asia, mainly China, India, and Japan, tea drinking has become a central part of the culture. Tea ceremonies are oftentimes considered sacred. Furthermore, many Americans consume this beverage. Traditional Chinese medicine has recommended green tea for headaches, body aches and pains, digestion, depression, immune enhancement, detoxification, as an energizer, and to prolong life.