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Tea to help fight infections

Drinking Tea every day may improve the immune system. The Polyphenols in Tea have been shown to help increase the white blood cell count, which is responsible for fighting infection.

Tea and the Immune System

Research performed at Harvard University and the Bringham and Women’s Hospital indicates that drinking tea may help strengthen the immune system. Tea contains an amino acid, L-theanine that may help the immune system resist bacterial and viral infection.

Tea and stomach ulcers

Green Tea contains catechins that have shown strong antibacterial activity against helicobacter, a bacterium which was discovered to be the cause of the majority of stomach ulcers.

Tea and HIV

BBC News – Green Tea ‘may keep HIV at bay’

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6502399.stm

Tea and antibacterial properties

Some studies indicate that tea may help fight food poisoning and diseases like cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. Traditionally tea has been used in China to disinfect cuts.