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  Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
 
Scientific Name  Camellia sinensis (L.) O.Kuntze
Family Name  Theaceae
Common Name  Green Tea, Black Tea, Te Verde, Tetohuxtle, Oolong
Photo link  http://altnature.com/Herbs2003/newherbs/pages/tea2514.html
Studies on Diabetes  One study in rats showed hypoglycemic effects of black tea (Gomes et al 1995).
Other Uses  Cancer prevention, dental caries, hypercholesterolemia, fatigue, depression (Johnson 2002).
Formulations used by  Informants  Hot infusion
Phytochemistry  Methyl xanthines (caffeine), theophylline, theafolia saponins, flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives, volatile oils (PDR for Herbal Medicines 2000).
Potential Adverse  Effects  Allergic reaction, anxiety, gastritis, insomnia, tachycardia (Johnson 2002).
Potential Medication  Interactions  Aspirin/acetominophen, antianxiety medications, sedative medications, vasoconstictor medications (Johnson 2002).
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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