Supporting Research

Reading supporting research into the health benefits of tea is crucial to improving your health and the health of your family.  The internet is full of wild claims and myths.  Here we list well known scientific research bodies and their studies.  Read, learn and enjoy. 

The astounding health benefits of tea never ceases to amaze me.  Now with herbal and spice blends new research demonstrates the powerful health improving results.

The supporting documents below show only a snapshot of the health benefits of tea.  Below is only a partial list of scientific studies using in vitro, animal and human studies.  We chose the National Institute of Health (NIH) as it also serves as a gateway to a large cross section of other scientific publications.  We recommend that you establish a free account with the NIH as you can create your own cloud database of research articles.

Supporting Research - General Health Benefits

NIH – Polyphenols and Health Benefits of Tea PMC3220617

NIH – Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of Tea PMC3249787

NIH – Antimicrobial Properties of Tea Catechins PMC2763290

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Abstracts

NIH – Black Tea and Flow Mediated Dilation 19516176

NIH – Advanced Glycation End Products -Reduction in     Diet PMC3704564

NIH – Effects of Green Tea on Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes PMC3689013

NIH – Natural Mood Foods PMC3355196

NIH - Glucose Induced Inflammation Reduced 25338943 

NIH – Herbal Beverages and Antioxidant Properties 23459297

Journal of Nutrition - Abdominal Fast Loss With Tea Drinking  February 2009, vol 139, pages 264-270

Food Journal Health Benefits

Keiser Permanente Study - Weight Loss While Keeping a Food Journal 

The Royal College of Psychiatrists - Physical and Psychological Benefits of Writing a Journal

Cinnamon Health Benefits

NIH - Cinnamon Effects on Blood Glucose, Stomach Emptying, and Satiety 17556692

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Blood Sugar, Satiety, June 2007, vol. 85 no. 6 1552-1556

Nutra Ingredients, April 6, 2004 - 14 “Cinnamon boosts brain activity”,


NIH – Chemical and Biological Aspects of Antioxidants PMC2763257


NIH – Benefits of Tea Regarding Water Hydration and Health - PMC2908954

Oil of Bergamot Benefits

NIH – Bergamot Juice Reduces Inflammation PMC4178028

NIH – Hypolipemic and Hypoglycemic Activity of Bergamot 21056640

NIH – Treatment of H. pylori Infection with Bergamot PMC2533715

NIH – Antimicrobial Properties of Essential Oils 17105553

NIH – Telomere Length and Aging PMC26403416

NIH – Effects of Aromatherapy of Work Related Stress PMC3818840

Duke J. A. Dr Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. ARS-GRIN         

Ginger Benefits

NIH – Comparative Antioxidant Effects of Ginger Compounds 19833188

NIH – Reduce Pain of Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain - 11710709

NIH – Ginger Extract Induces Apoptosis in Colorectal Cancer Cells 18384088

NIH – Ginger Extracts Have Anti-allergic Potential 19271742

NIH – Ginger Has Anti-microbial Characteristics 24047828

NIH – Ginger Relieves Nausea and Vomiting 11275030

NIH – Ginger and Liver Protection 22088594

NIH – Ginger Reduces Oxidative Stress and Age-Related Inflammation 20211236

NIH – Review Health Benefits of Tea with Ginger Benefits PMC4106649

Lemongrass Benefits

NIH - LG demonstrated similar responses in mice as diazepam in calming forced drug-induced seizures 20237771 

NIH – LG displayed protective action against induced DNA damage in mice.  Against multiple cell lines in vitro and in vivo, mice showed cell growth inhibition through apoptosis as seen through electron microscopy 21089157    19121295 

NIH - LG inhibited in vitro LDL oxidation. Maybe key to preventing atherosclerotic lesions 19924037 

NIH – LG works as antifungal Candida albicans and skin inflammations PMC4170112 

NIH – LG was effective in anti-stress effects in vitro and in vivo PMC3817748 

NIH - H2O2 induced liver damage in rats shows LG had a protective effect on liver damage with a reduction in liver enzyme activity PMC3757868 

NIH - Scientific validation of lemongrass extract prevents hypertension in rats PMC4301628 

NIH - Scientific validation of lemongrass for therapeutic use PMC3217679 

NIH - LG protects against forced gastric ulcers and postoperative recovery 22523457 

NIH – LG showed ability to kill Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Candida albicans PMC2816559

NIH – Rats fed an energy intense diet showed significant loss of body weight and abdominal fat than that of the control group. LG also decreased serum insulin levels PMC3113383

Health Benefits of Tea - Rooibos Plant

Food Chemistry - Health Benefits of Tea With Rooibos Leaves and Increased Antioxidant Capacity in Blood Volume 123

NIH – Rooibos Improved Lipid Profiles and Redox Status in Adults 20833235

NIH – Rooibos Inhibits Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme (ACE) 20144258

NIH – Rooibos Increases Antibody Production 11758901

Many of us feel intimidated reading supporting research about any topic let alone the health benefits of tea.   The articles we present are not the final list but a layperson's overview of major studies.  Each article list support articles which you can find through your public library online systems.  Contact us with other articles you find useful.

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