Green tea (scientific name is Camellia), Tea family (Theacease). It is a perennial tree, clumped together or small trees, usually trimmed to less than 2 meters in height when grown for leaves. Its flower is yellowish-white, 2.5-4 cm in diameter, with 7-8 petals. Its leaf is 4-15 cm long and 2-5 cm wide.
Green tea contains large amounts of catechins - an antioxidant. Green tea is good for the health, contributing to prevent cancer, reduces cholesterol, eliminates bacteria and loss of weight.
Use of green tea in support to cancer treatment:
Because green tea is often used to drink directly into gastrointestinal tract, so first of all, green tea prevents oral, stomach and colon cancer. In addition, green tea also prevents skin, lung, gastrointestinal tract and bladder cancer.
In the work published in the Metabolomics journal, Dr. Wai-Nang Lee and colleagues discovered a biological agent in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which may change the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing expression of lactate dehydrogenate A (LDGA) - an enzyme playing an important role in the metabolism of cancer, thereby helping to prevent the invasion of tumors and limit the growth of cancer.