Black Tea

What other names is Black Tea known by?

Black Leaf Tea, Camellia sinensis, Camellia thea, Camellia theifera, Chinese Tea, English Tea, Feuille de Thé Noir, Tea, Té Negro, Thé Anglais, Thé Noir, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis, Thea viridis, Theaflavin, Théaflavine.

What is Black Tea?

Black tea is a product made from the Camellia sinesis plant. The aged leaves and stems are used to make medicine. Green tea, which is made from fresh leaves of the same plant, has some different properties.

Likely Effective for...

  • Mental alertness.

Possibly Effective for...

Possibly Ineffective for...

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Osteoporosis, headache, high blood pressure, stomach disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, preventing tooth decay, type 2 diabetes, lung cancer, reducing the risk of cancer, and promoting weight loss.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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