Thursday, November 10, 2011

Organic Tava Tea Researches - The Ingredients of Wuyi Cliff Oolong tea and Anti bacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Activities

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

Anti Bacteria
a. In the evuluation of anti Streptococcus mutans activity of non fermented and semi-fermented teaof the study of "Antibacterial activity of Iranian green and black tea on streptococcus mutans: an in vitro study" by Naderi NJ, Niakan M, Kharazi Fard MJ, Zardi S.[12a], researchers found both Iranian non fermented (green tea) and fermented (black tea) have anti Streptococcus mutans activity in vitro. The anti Streptococcus mutans activity of black tea appears on a lower concentration than green tea.

b. In the assessment of tea leaves produce organic compounds that may be involved in the defense of the plants against invading pathogens including insects, bacteria, fungi, and viruses of the study of "Overview of antibacterial, antitoxin, antiviral, and antifungal activities of tea flavonoids and teas" by Friedman M.[12b], researchers found that activities of tea flavonoids and teas against foodborne and other pathogenic bacteria, virulent protein toxins produced by some of the bacteria, virulent bacteriophages, pathogenic viruses and fungi.

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Sources
[12a] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21998809
[12b] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17195249

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