I saw many plants and fruit pleasing to eat. However none came from man but from the earth.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal April 26, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
HEALING AND GOOD HEALTH
Part 8: Plant
Description Green Tea
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe,
Ruler of the earth.
The tea plant is a large
shrub with evergreen leaves. It originally came from
What's It Made Of?
The leaf buds and young
leaves make the best green tea. Tea contains the purine alkaloids caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. The most
important active ingredients are polyphenols, which are responsible for
many of the therapeutic and preventive actions of green tea.
Most green tea products
are sold as dried leaf tea. There are also extracts made from the leaves and leaf buds. Green tea has 300 to 400
polyphenols and 50 to 100 mg caffeine per cup. Decaffeinated green tea
products contain concentrated polyphenols (60 to 89% total polyphenols).
How to Take It
Three cups of green tea per day (3 g soluble components, or 240 to 320 g polyphenols)
or 300 to 400 mg per day
of standardized green tea extract (extracts should contain 80% total polyphenols and 55% epigallocatechin) is
the recommended dosage. Capsules and liquid preparations are also
Limit your intake of green
tea if you have a sensitive stomach, cardiovascular complications, kidney disorder, overactive
thyroid, or tendency toward a spasm. If you're prone to anxiety attacks,
be careful drinking tea or any caffeinated beverage.
If you take more than 1.5
g of tea every day over a long period of time, you might develop serious symptoms. This much caffeine can cause
irritability, insomnia, heart palpitation, and dizziness. You may
experience vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches, and you might lose your appetite.
If you are drinking a lot of tea and start to vomit or have abdominal spasms,
you may have caffeine poisoning. Lower your caffeine intake and see your
health care provider if your symptoms are severe. The side effects of
drinking too much tea are usually not fatal.
Green tea may increase the
effectiveness of beta-lactam antibiotics by reducing bacterial resistance to treatment. Consult your healthcare
provider before using green tea if you are currently taking these
The combination of green
tea and chemotherapy medications, specifically doxorubicin and tamoxifen, increased the effectiveness of these
medications in laboratory studies. These results have not yet been
demonstrated in studies with human subjects. You should consult with your healthcare
provider before using green tea if you are currently being treated with either
doxorubicin or tamoxifen.
Green tea should not be
taken with warfarin, a blood-thinning medication. Green tea contains Vitamin K, which diminishes the effects of
warfarin. There has been at least one report of an interaction between
these substances that decreased the effectiveness of warfarin. If you are currently
taking warfarin, you have probably been counseled to minimize your intake of
substances containing vitamin K, including green tea.
consider garlic one of the most important herbal medicines. It has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures
for thousands of years. However, the pungent odor of garlic, which is
offensive to some people, is noticeable on your breath and even your skin after
you eat it. The construction workers who built the Egyptian pyramids ate large
amounts of garlic to protect themselves from diseases. Gravediggers in
early, eighteenth-century France drank a concoction of crushed garlic in wine
to keep them from getting a plague that killed many people in Europe. During
both World Wars I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene.
For years, people have
taken garlic to help prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and high blood pressure, colds, coughs, bronchitis,
gastrointestinal problems, and menstrual pain. Medical research shows
that garlic can kill many types of bacteria, some viruses and fungal infections,
and even intestinal parasites. Garlic is also an antioxidant and it can boost
your immune system. Garlic may even help prevent cancer. Garlic is best
known for its favorable effects on cardiovascular health. Garlic is
effective in preventing and treating high cholesterol and triglyceride
levels, arteriosclerosis, and respiratory infections such as colds and cough.
Garlic originally came
from central Asia, and is now found throughout the world. Garlic is a perennial that can grow two feet high or more. The
most important part of this plant for medicinal purposes is the compound
bulb. Each bulb is made up of 4 to 20 cloves, and each clove weighs about