Other Names: Transtraemiaceae, Thea chinensis, Tea
Botanical Information: It is a plant from the Caliaceae family, grown in various varieties in many places with tropical and subtropical climates. In our country, tea production is abundant in the Eastern Black Sea region, Rize and its surroundings. It has short-stemmed, alternately arranged, leathery leaves, long and pointed, with toothed edges. Its flowers are white, slightly yellow or pinkish in some species, and lightly scented. The fruit of the plant, which carries the seeds, is woody, three-eyed and capsule-shaped.
Tea, one of the most consumed beverages in the world, is prepared by brewing the product obtained as a result of collecting the leaves of the plant by hand, roasting them without fermenting, withering, rolling and drying them through various processes. There are two important types called black and green tea. Black tea is consumed more fondly.
Known Composition: Tea leaves contain caffeine, theine, theophylline, theobromine alcoholics, tannin, essential oil and a small amount of vitamin B. It is the substances called caffeine and theine contained in tea that create an addictive desire to drink tea.
It regulates blood circulation in the veins.
It is good for eye redness and swollen eyes if you make a complex by dipping cotton in brewed tea water.
If consumed, but not in excessive amounts, it relieves physical and mental fatigue.
It stimulates the nerves.
It relieves stomach laziness. It facilitates digestion.
It causes diuresis.
It stops diarrhea and dysentery.
It prevents vascular calcification.
It is protective and therapeutic in cases of atherosclerosis, heart failure, blood cancer, goiter, nephritis, cholera and intestinal diseases.
WARNING: If you drink too much, it may cause palpitations, chest angina, nervous breakdown, headache, distress, nausea, hand tremors and insomnia. Those who have overweight problems, heart, nerve, stomach and liver patients, those who complain of rheumatism and nicrisis, those who have sand or stones in their kidneys, those who suffer from constipation and high blood pressure, those with uremia or albuminuria should drink as little tea as possible.