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Tea: Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential

Series: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Industrial Profiles Volume: 17

Edited By: Yong-su Zhen

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #112911 | ISBN: 0415273455
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NHBS Price: £107.00 $131/€120 approx

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Covers botanical identification, processing, composition, chemistry of constituents, biological activities, physiological and pharmacological effects, and experimental therapeutic effects.


Tea and Health - an Overview. Botanical Classification of Tea Plants. Green Tea, Black Tea and Semi-fermented Tea. The Chemistry of Tea Non-volatiles. The Chemistry of Tea Volatiles. Biochemical and Cellular Bases for Tea Activity. Physiological Effects of Caffeine and Related Purine Alkaloids. The Effects of Tea on the Cardiovascular System. Antimicrobial Activity of Tea Products. Anticarciogenic Activity of Tea. Antitumor Activity of Tea Products. Therapeutic Uses of Tea in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Agronomy and Commercial Production of Tea

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