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Excellent Choice: Tea and Medical Liquor

Tea for medicinal purposes has a history of 2,700 years in China. Many books, like Shen Nong Ben Cao (Materia Medica of Deity of Agriculture; Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220)), Cao Ben Shi Yi (Tang Dynasty (618-907)), and Cha Pu (Classification of Tea, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)), all recorded the tea's effect for medicinal purposes. Cha Jing (Tea Classics, written by Lu Yu of the Tang Dynasty) recorded 24 examples to show tea's pharmacology effect Tea contains more than 5,000 biochemistry ingredients closely correlated to human body. Tea not only can refresh the mind, clear heat, and help people lose weight, but also has certain pharmacology effects on some modern diseases, like radiation sickness, cancer, heart disease, and blood sickness.

Green Tea is the Best Choice for Office Workers

People who always work in places with air conditioning may face skin problems such as easily dry skin and the growth of small wrinkles. Therefore, the moisture content of their bodies needs to be supplemented.

Among all the drinks, green tea is the best choice. Because there are four primary polyphenols (natural chemicals that are beneficial to health) in green tea and they are often collectively referred to as catechins (types of flavored chemical compounds).

Also, green tea, like makeup, can prevent computer radiation.

Winter is the Season to Drink Black Tea

Chinese medicine believes that different people should drink different tea according to the different characteristics and tastes of each kind of tea.

Black tea can warm the stomach, refresh the mind, and accelerate digestion. Therefore, drinking warm black tea in the cold winter is a most suitable choice.

Do not Drink Thick Tea

Strong tea may make the human body excessively excitable and can badly affect the cardiovascular as well as the nervous system. For a person who has cardiovascular disease, to drink overly strong tea may induce heart and blood pressure disease, or even the relapse of old illnesses.

Do not Drink too Much Tea When You are Eating

Drinking too much tea or strong thick tea may affect the absorption of many constant elements (like calcium) and trace elements (like iron and zinc). Also, peopke should not drink tea with milk or other milk products because the caffeine and tannin (a kind of complex organic compound) in the tea may reduce the nutritional value of milk products.

Medicated Liquor

Medicated liquor refers to a transparent medicated liquid obtained by using wine as a solvent to soak out the effective components of herbs.

Most medicated liquors are taken orally, while some are for external use. To improve the taste, crystal sugar or honey can be added to the medicated wine.

Because liquor itself has the effect for stimulating blood circulation and relaxing muscles and joints, it can be used to treat general asthenia (loss of strength), rheumatic pain, and traumatic injury. In addition, alcohol is a kind of good menstruum (solvent), which may distill (extract) a higher proportion of ingredients from medical material.

Chinese people like to use precious medical material to make medical liquor, which can reinforce body fluid and nourish the blood.

However, though medical liquor is good for the human body, it cannot be drunk superfluously. A frequency of 2 or 3 times a day with each dosage measuring 10 ml to 50 ml is proper for people.

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