Jasmine tea is any tea (usually green tea) blended with jasmine flowers to give unique scent and subtle flavor.

Its seductive fragrance and taste can be helpful in relaxing one's mind and body. Besides, it offers several health benefits, making it another healthy beverage on the earth.

Jasmine Tea Properties

jasmine tea properties

Generally green tea is used for making jasmine tea although other tea can also be used in its preparation. Green tea has high concentration of antioxidants and other bioactive compounds which provide it with antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Antioxidant Property

Jasmine tea has high concentration of powerful antioxidants such as catechins. Antioxidants helps to fight against free radicals that damages tissues contributing to several chronic health problem such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. [1]

Antibacterial Property

Jasmine oil has antibacterial property that can fight against E. coli (which may cause bloody diarrhea). Also, the antibacterial and antiviral properties found in jasmine tea may also help to prevent common cold and influenza. [2]

Jasmine Tea Health Benefits

As it is only the fragrance that transforms an ordinary tea into jasmine tea, the benefits of drinking jasmine tea would depend the base tea being used in its production.

Typically, jasmine tea is made from green tea. Thus, all of its benefits come from green tea.

health benefits of jasmine tea

Reduces Risk of Cancer

Jasmine tea made from green tea helps to reduce the risk of cancer without harming healthy cells.

The development of cancer has been linked to oxidative stress (inability of body to detoxify free radical damage through neutralization by antioxidants). Since jasmine tea contains polyphenols like EGCG, a powerful antioxidant, it can lower the risk of cancer. [3]

Good for Cardiovascular Health

When bad cholesterol gets swollen in arteries after oxidizing, it may lead to heart strokes or heart attacks. In the same way, accumulation of these bad cholesterol on the inside of blood vessels creates irregular flow of blood through them. As a result, problems related to blood pressure arises.

The catechins and other polyphenolic compounds found in jasmine tea act upon bad cholesterol and helps in keeping blood vessels flexible. This helps to maintain blood pressure, and lowers the risk of heart disease. [45]

Relieves Stress and improves mood

Jasmine tea contains caffeine (unless decaffeinated) which helps in keeping you awake. In addition, it also contains L-theanine which helps in releasing stress.

Both these compounds work together to improve overall function of brain, including memory, mood and alertness. Also, the sedative effect of aroma of jasmine tea refreshes your mind and body, and helps in controlling anxiety. [6]

Helps to Lose Weight

Green tea increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation. That's why jasmine tea (made from green tea) can increase your metabolism (burns calorie at higher rate) which helps to lose weight. [7]

Fights allergies

Anti-allergenic components such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and methylated EGCG found in green tea is known to prevent allergy caused due to Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and histamine. EGCG and methylated EGCG works by ceasing the production of these components and blockign the IgE receptor. [8]

Good for Skin

The tea with jasmine oil essentials holds antibacterial, antiseptic, and antiviral properties. Also, green tea has antioxidants which help to protect skin from skin-aging radicals. [9]

To use jasmine tea for skin, you can prepare simple tonic. Just dip a bag of jasmine tea in a cup of hot water and leave it to cool down. When it's cooled, apply it over your skin using cotton balls.

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