Thursday, November 10, 2011

Organic Tava Tea Researches - The Ingredients of Wuyi Cliff Oolong tea and bad breath

Written by Chanel M. contributed by Kyle J. Norton, All right reserve

Wuyi Cliff Oolong tea, the best of Oolong and one of 3 ingredients of Tava Tea, is a species of Camellia sinensis belonging to the family Theaceae, native the Wuyi Mountain area. Its leaves and leaf buds has been used as tea in Chinese culture and many places in the world, including Wuyi Rock Tea, Tie Guan Yin tea, Taiwan tea and Oolong tea, Iron Goddess of Mercy and other products in Fujian, etc.. Oolong can be bought as green or black tea but it is best known as a black tea in the process of withering under the strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting.

Health Benefits

Bad breath
a. In the assesement of Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), the main antimicrobial tea catechin, has been reported to inhibit growth and virulence factors of oral pathogens of the study of "Tea catechin EGCg suppresses the mgl gene associated with halitosis" by Xu X, Zhou XD, Wu CD.[14a], researchers found that EGCg inhibited CH₃SH production, and mgl mRNA and protein expression (p < 0.05) and conclude that EGCg may represent a natural and alternative agent to the antimicrobial chemicals currently available for halitosis control.

b. In the evaluation of tea tree oil, garlic, and chlorhexidine solutions against oral microorganisms of the study of `Antimicrobial activity of garlic, tea tree oil, and chlorhexidine against oral microorganisms` by Groppo FC, Ramacciato JC, Simões RP, Flório FM, Sartoratto A.[14b], researchers found that garlic and tea tree oil during the two consecutive weeks (fourth and fifth). Unpleasant taste (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 30%, garlic 100%), burning sensation (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 60%, garlic 100%), bad breath (chlorhexidine 40%, tea tree oil 20%, garlic 90%), and nausea (chlorhexidine 0%, tea tree oil 10%, garlic 30%) were reported.

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