Green tea is superior to black tea in the fight against cancer. It serves as a rich source of four catechins - a family of flavanols, partly responsible for the health benefits of tea. One type of catechin, called epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, regulates gene activity in cancer cells and can fight cancer growth. One study published in the journal of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology in 2013 showed that EGCG promotes the death of skin cancer cells. Another study published in the November 2013 issue of the journal Oncology Letters showed that EGCG has a similar effect on colon cancer cells. The study also showed that EGCG inactivates genes necessary for colon cancer metastasis, which means that EGCG in green tea can fight the spread of cancer. The health benefits of mint tea
Calms stomach upset. The cooling effect of menthol in peppermint tea helps soothe stomach upset in several ways. ... Improves digestion. ... Treats bad breath. ... Fights colds and flu. ... Reduces fever. ... Improves mental awareness and concentration. ... Prevents nausea. ... Reduces stress.