Jasmine tea is a lightly scented and aromatic tea that uses jasmine blossoms and jasmine oil as the key ingredient. Usually green tea is used as base for jasmine tea, but in some countries black and white tea are also used. This results in jasmine tea being quite fragrant and popular in countries like China.
There are numerous health benefits of jasmine tea. The scent and aroma of jasmine tea induces a feeling of calmness and helps in reducing stress and anxiety by soothing the senses. Green tea and jasmine blossoms are carefully blended to produce this fragrant drink, which is a delight to consume. It produces a velvety sensation in the mouth when consumed, which earns it a good reputation globally.
Jasmine tea has gained worldwide reputation for curing many ailments such as stomach disorders and prostate cancers. It also helps fight against common infections and keeps a person healthy. No wonder jasmine itself has been referred to as a “gift from God.”
1. Antibacterial properties
Most people are not aware that jasmine tea can be a safe alternate to antibiotics and can be part of a regular diet. Jasmine tea is made by adding jasmine oil to tea buds and provides a mechanism for the body to fight against infections and diseases. Research conducted has shown that a certain bacteria, known as E.coli which is present in poorly preserved foods, can cause alarming diseases. Jasmine oil helps in the elimination of these bacteria. Jasmine tea is extremely beneficial in instances of cold, flu and throat infections.
Jasmine itself has medicinal properties and is therefore a highly effective form of aromatherapy. Research published in the European Journal of Applied Psychology found that simply inhaling jasmine can reduce a person’s heart rate as well as have a sedative effect on both nerve activity and mood.
3. Stress/anxiety relief
Throughout history jasmine has been used for stress relief and as an anti-depressant, which is due to its aforementioned therapeutic properties.
It has been noted that jasmine tea has sedative qualities that reduces and calms down rapid heart rate and brings about a state of calm. It reduces stress and anxiety in people and also helps in relieving back pain, joint pain and muscular pain in most individuals.
Aging is known to be caused by free radicals in the body. Jasmine tea helps slow down aging by curbing the growth of anti-aging molecules in the body and preventing cells from coming in contact with them. This helps keep the body and mind younger and makes people have a clear, glowing complexion.
5. Stimulate weight loss
The tea contains catechins which have fat burning properties and thus aid in weight loss. It does this by increasing your metabolic rate, which subsequently helps you to burn fat faster. A recent study has shown that people who drink jasmine green tea tend to lose weight faster than those who don’t drink it regularly.
6. Help in enhancing immunity
The antiviral and antibacterial properties found within jasmine green tea can help to prevent both colds and the flu. Consuming the tea whilst sick can also help to speed up your recovery. Some even believe that simply gargling jasmine tea can prevent illness.
7. Cancer prevention
Many studies have been conducted on the benefits of jasmine tea and research has shown that jasmine tea helps slow down cancer cell production in our bodies. Jasmine tea has proven to have a chemo like effect on breast tumors and has also helped fight against prostate cancer. Cancer is mainly caused by free radicals in the body that, if left neglected, can lead to the growth of cancer cells. Jasmine tea, with its antioxidants, fights these free radicals and breaks them.
8. Heart health and Cholesterol
Jasmine tea has been known to reduce cholesterol and bad fats within the body. In addition, it can prevent additional bad cholesterol forming. These things naturally helps to reduce your chances of heart disease and strokes.
9. Regulates circulation
Jasmine tea has been proven to be highly beneficial for improving blood circulation. As such, it can help to prevent medical conditions such as blocked arteries, thrombosis, brain damage and blood clots.
10. Regulate blood sugar
Drinking jasmine tea keeps the glucose level in check and maintains the balance of blood sugars in our bodies. Regulation of blood sugar is important, since it prevents early onset of diabetes. People who are diabetic or have a history of it should consult a doctor before consuming jasmine tea on a regular basis. Jasmine tea can sometimes interfere with medicines and cause the blood sugar level to drop too low.
11. Prevent arthritis and joint pain
Along with many other benefits such as reduction of anxiety and stress, jasmine tea is known to improve muscular and joint pain or pain caused by arthritis. Elements in jasmine tea reduce pain and inflammation that is caused by harmful cellular oxygenation, which may lead to discomfort in individuals. Regular consumption of this tea may reduce these ailments and prevent inflammation.
12. Prevent gastrointestinal disorders
Consuming jasmine tea helps in preventing stomach related diseases and disorders. It helps in digestions and also helps fight against gastrointestinal cancers. The antioxidants called catechins in jasmine tea have numerous health benefits that also aid in keeping the stomach healthy. These antioxidants help in activating intracellular antioxidant that combine with gastrointestinal enzymes and induce a healthy andregular bowel function.
13. Prevention of inflammatory bowel disease
IBD is a medical condition that involves bloating and pain in the colon. Studies have shown that green tea can actually help to reduce these symptoms in two types of IBD, as well as Crohn’s Disease.