For many people drinking green tea is not just an ordinary action but an important daily ritual. This aromatic beverage comes from China, the homeland of tea. In fact, green tea comes from the same plant as white, oolong or black tea, called Camellia Sinensis. The way it is processed differs green tea from the other types of tea. Green tea was discovered about 5000 years ago in China but
Most people experience insomnia once in a while. But chronic symptoms put both your mental and physical health are at risk. Some of the symptoms of insomnia are easy to recognise, but others you may not realise come from lack of sleep. General symptoms include: trouble falling asleep waking tired in the morning despite spending plenty of time in bed waking several times during the night having excessive daytime sleepiness
What are Tonsils? Tonsils are collections of lymphoid tissue in the oral cavity. There is a tonsil on each side at the back of the mouth, they are usually visible with the uvula hanging down between them. Being lymphoid tissue they play a role in immune function. There is however a lot of other lymphoid tissue in the head and neck so the immune system does not rely entirely on
A lot of people play doctor when it comes to relatively minor ailments, for example, when chilly and damp weather brings on a cold or the flu. Instead of consulting a medical specialist, they simply reach into their medicine cabinets for a remedy – and its associated risks and side effects. In a recent survey, one in four respondents in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg alone, with a population of
When fitness trackers alone fail to get families moving enough, turning step counts into a competition might help people get more exercise, a small experiment suggests. Researchers gave fitness trackers to 200 adults and asked them to set daily step-count goals to increase their activity levels. All had at least one other family member participating in the experiment, and half of the families were randomly chosen for a team competition
Oolong tea could be used to treat a number of health conditions, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It’s rich in antioxidants, and contains vital vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, it’s been reported. It also contains polyphenol chemicals, which contribute to the tea’s anticancer properties, the researchers said. It’s these properties that is making oolong tea more popular around the world, they added.