|| While tea is best known as a refreshing
drink, it has in fact numerous properties that prove beneficial
to human health. Studies conducted on tea have found it
to contain many compounds, including the amino acid -
theanine, which is unique to the tea tree. Tea has also
displayed anti-carcinogenic, anti-bacterial, cholesterol
lowering, and anti-diabetic effects. In addition this
invigorating drink has been found to reduce hypertension.
Besides the tea leaves, the roots and seeds of this tree
have also been found to contain compounds that could be
used for diverse purposes such as the production of food
dyes, cosmetics, and herbal shampoos.