Black Tea: A Postfermented Tea for Laying Down
Caffeine isn't the only methylxanthine consumed by humans--it's just the most famous. Coffee and tea also contain very small amounts of a methylxanthine called theophylline.
Italian consumers and the medical community in the middle of the seventeenth century were not much moved by Francesco Redi's invective: 'Chocolate's not good for you/ neither is tea/ you'll never get
It was less than 200 years ago that people first figured out that the buzz they got from coffee and tea was the same buzz, produced by the same chemical agent.
Damiana is a pharmacologically effective aphrodisiac, especially for women.
Green Tea: An Unoxidized Tea
Humulus, Hop, is a small genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The female flowers (often called "cones") of H.
Iron Wood or Vernonia amygdalina is well known as a medicinal plant with several uses attributed to it, including for diabetes, fever reduction, and recently a non-pharmaceutical solution to
Harvesting and Grades of Tea
Nicholas Culpepper (1616-1654) wrote in The English Physician "This and all other Maiden Hairs is a good remedy for coughs, asthmas, pleurisy, etc.