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Herbal teas : a focus on antioxidant properties


Piljac Žegarac, Jasenka; Šamec, Dunja; Piljac, Ante
Herbal teas : a focus on antioxidant properties // Tea in health and disease prevention / Preedy, Victor (ur.).
London: Academic press, 2013. str. 129-140 doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-384937-3.00011-2


Naslov
Herbal teas : a focus on antioxidant properties

Autori
Piljac Žegarac, Jasenka ; Šamec, Dunja ; Piljac, Ante

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, pregledni

Knjiga
Tea in health and disease prevention

Urednik/ci
Preedy, Victor

Izdavač
Academic press

Grad
London

Godina
2013

Raspon stranica
129-140

ISBN
9780123849373

Ključne riječi
Herbal teas ; traditional medicine ; antioxidant activity ; radical scavenging ; aqueous infusions ; tea preparation

Sažetak
A herbal tea, or tisane, is an infusion made from any plant other than the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). Historical documents indicate that the consumption of herbal teas dates back to ancient Egypt and ancient China, as far back as several thousand years B.C. Herbal teas have been incorporated in traditional medicines of many nations, including Chinese, Indian, Greek, Tibetan, Amazonian, African, European and South American cultures. The rise in popularity of herbal teas across the globe may be attributed to their diverse medicinal properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anticancer and cardioprotective effects. The health benefits of herbal teas are largely due to the abundance of antioxidants in these preparations, including polyphenolic compounds, vitamins and carotenoids, which are capable of neutralizing the free radicals in the human body that facilitate the onset of numerous pathological conditions. This chapter focuses on research studies aimed at analyzing antioxidants and their activity in various herbal teas consumed across the world. An overview of herbal tea preparation and consumption trends is also presented

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



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Projekt / tema
098-0982913-2829 - Molekularna regulacija biljnog razvitka (Branka Salopek-Sondi, )

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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