Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Herbal Therapy: Green tea, the Best Anti Depression Functional Whole Food

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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The use of plants for healing purposes have been predated long before the existence of modern medicine. Herbal plants have formed a fundamental source for conventional medicine in discovery of single ingredient medication, including aspirin (from willow bark), quinine (from cinchona bark), and morphine (from the opium poppy)......

Green tea is found to consist a psychological effect in patients with depression, a renowned institute study suggested

Depression is a normal response as part of our daily lives such as the loss of s job, the death of a love one, and illness, affecting the way you eat, sleep, and the way you feel about yourself. Over 30 million Americans suffer from depression and the amount is increasing in an alarming rate. 

Green tea, a precious drink processes numbers of health benefit known to almost everyone in Asia and Western world. However, as yin in nature herbal medicine or food, long term injection of large amounts may obstruct the balance of yin-yang, induced "yin excessive syndrome" or "yang vacuity syndrome" including weaken immunity and painful case of GERD,... according to traditional Chinese medicine's Yin-Yang theory.

In a cross-sectional study of consumption of green tea and coffee ascertained with a validated dietary questionnaire and the amount of caffeine intake estimated from these beverages, green tea consumption is associated to reduce symptoms of depression, depending to amount of intake.

In comparison to amount intake of participants, the study also found that participants consumed ≥4 cups green tea/d had a 51% significantly lower prevalence odds of having depressive symptoms than those consumed less than 1 cup/d.

Dr. Pham NM, the lead author in the study said, "higher consumption of green tea, coffee and caffeine may confer protection against depression".

In vivo, green tea(GT) and GABA green tea (GGT) also expressed a protective activity of against post-stroke depression (PSD), a common consequence of stroke, according to joint study lead by the Pavia University.

In a mouse model of post-stroke depression, GGT and GT enhance  the activity in the modulation of depressive symptoms through decrease oxidative stress, increased antioxidant endogenous defenses, including polyphenol, theanine, glutamine, etc......

Furthermore, in the review of Embase, PubMed, and Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure databases from their inception through August 2014, tea consumption of more than 3 cups a day showed a significant decrease in the risk of depression of 37% (RR = 0.63, 95% CI: 0.55-0.71), in compared to individuals with lower tea consumption and those with higher tea consumption.

Taking together, there is no doubt, green tea may be used as a functional food in reduced symptoms and risk of depression if consumes daily. However, oral administration of  large amount daily should be taken with care, particular to people with yin constituent.

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(1) Green tea and coffee consumption is inversely associated with depressivesymptoms in a Japanese working population by Pham NM1, Nanri A1, Kurotani K1, Kuwahara K1, Kume A1, Sato M2, Hayabuchi H3, Mizoue T1.(PubMed)
(2) Antidepressive-like effects and antioxidant activity of green tea and GABA green tea in a mouse model of post-stroke depression by Di Lorenzo A1, Nabavi SF2, Sureda A3, Moghaddam AH4, Khanjani S4, Arcidiaco P5, Nabavi SM2, Daglia M1.(PubMed)
(3) Effect of green tea on reward learning in healthy individuals: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study by Zhang Q1, Yang H, Wang J, Li A, Zhang W, Cui X, Wang K.(PubMed)

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