Tea: Bioactivity and Therapeutic Potential
Edited by Yong-Su Zhen
The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is of particular importance to humans, and the
consumption of tea has a long history of over 2000 years. Currently, tea is one of the most
popular beverages worldwide. In recent years the subject of tea has attracted a great deal
of attention. As well as the use of tea in traditional medicine, modern biochemical research
has shown the potential application of tea and tea products to disease prevention and therapy.
Hardback 288pp ISBN 9780415273459
The goal of his book is to cover all relevant aspects including botanical identification,
processing and major categories of tea, physiological and pharmacological effects, and
experimental therapeutic effects. The therapeutic applications of tea based on traditional
Chinese medicine are also included. The contributors are renowned experts from botanical,
agricultural, chemical, biochemical, and medical circles. Tea: Bioactivity and Therapeutic
Potential will be an invaluable reference source for physicians and all professionals in
pharmaceutical, agricultural, and food research and development industries as well as
anyone who is interested in the potential medical applications of tea.
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