The ability of green tea to raise or lower the pressure: all the answers

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Growing green tea in China is known since 4-th century AD.

In our country, this drink was recognized at the end of the last century.

Today in shops you can eat many different varieties.

It is known that green tea improves well-being and purifies the body.

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This drink is one of the best carriers of antioxidants, namely substances that excrete toxins.

Due to such properties it is considered useful for health: heals ulcers, normalizes pressure, removes slags.

Next, we will try to find an answer to the question of many people, which raises or lowers the blood pressure of green tea, examining in order all its useful properties.

Useful composition of the drink

Green tea can be attributed to medicinal plants, the moderate use of which is useful, and immoderate – can easily hurt.

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Structure of green tea:

  1. Up to 30% is a mixture of more 30 polyphenolic compounds.
  2. Tannin is twice as big as in black tea.
  3. Essential oils are about 0,02%, these substances give the tea a wonderful smell.
  4. In green tea, caffeine in the composition together with tannin, such a connection is not softer than the heart.
  5. Glutamic acid perfectly normalizes all metabolic processes, promotes the regeneration of the nervous system.
  6. Up to 25% are protein substances and free amino acids.
  7. Up to 7% are mineral and inorganic substances.

Learn how to brew

The main rule is to use only purified water.

Filled water poured into the brewer, well shaken, to warm up the entire container.

We collect tea, calculate the amount – 1 tsp. without a slide on 150 ml of water.

Pour the right amount of tea leaves and pour water.

If this information is missing, then the average time varies within 3-4 minutes.

Tea is poured into mugs in small portions, this is done to maintain the correct concentration and obtain the same taste and astringency.

One cup of correctly brewed beverage will relieve the headache, since it easily replaces the pill from pain.

The subtleties of welding can be seen in the video story:

Effect of green tea components on pressure

The leaves of the plant are a storehouse of many useful substances.

It is proved that they contain a significant amount of unique vitamins and useful trace elements, such as fluorine, zinc, iodine, calcium and phosphorus.

In addition, there are vitamins C and P.

They are good for the walls of blood vessels.

It is known that a drink can normalize the pressure.

However, there is one correction: if hypotension is a hereditary disease, there is only a small chance that tea will help.

Green tea has proven itself in people who have been subjected to mental or psychoemotional stress for quite some time.

He also helps people who lead a sedentary lifestyle.

Green tea with daily use can strengthen the vessels and even capillaries, raise their elasticity and protect them from internal hemorrhages.

Studies by Japanese scientists show that its long use lowers the pressure by an average of 15 units.

To achieve this effect, there is a certain way of brewing:

  1. Dry leaves are washed with warm water to reduce the amount of caffeine.
  2. The tea leaves are poured with boiling water in the ratio 3 g of leaves per 175 ml of water.
  3. The mixture is insisted for 10 minutes.

Such tea is drunk three times a day after consuming food to achieve the desired effect.

The high content of tannin and caffeine, namely their interaction affects the nervous system, which can lead to increased pressure.

As for increased blood pressure, namely hypertension, there is no unambiguous answer to this question.

Studies show that green tea dilates blood vessels, but caffeine, which is part of it, causes the heart to drive blood more actively.

Therefore, in addition to strengthening the vessels, no effect was detected.

To increase the caffeine content in the cup at the time of brewing and thereby slightly increase the pressure, let the tea last about 7 minutes.

For a slight decrease in pressure, reduce the infusion time to 2 minutes.


  1. It is not recommended to drink this tea to people prone to low blood pressure, depressive states and stable apathy.
  2. People who are meteosensitive or have a diagnosis of vegetovascular dystonia.
  3. Hypotonics are allowed to consume no more than 1 cups a day.
  4. Refuse the drink is recommended for people with an overexcited nervous system.

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To drink or not to drink green tea is up to you.

If after using you do not feel any negative consequences, then there is no reason to abandon this fragrant and at the same time useful drink.

Some more valuable information below in the video:

Yes, green tea really has a number of useful properties. Although I am young, there are problems with pressure. I tried to drink pills, but they did not help me, they would put pressure down so much that you feel weak, then your head hurts from them, then your appetite disappears. My grandmother advised me to fight this with tea. Of course, at first I did not believe it – but in vain! The effect was, tea besides also calms or abirritates and deduces toxins from an organism, it is quite good as for the house doctor)

I really like green tea. I can drink it endlessly, but I have to restrain myself, because in everything you need to know the measure. I have a low blood pressure almost from childhood. I can not say that this gives me any inconvenience, but in combination with certain weather, I begin to feel weak and sleepy. And then green tea comes to my aid. I will not say for sure where I heard the information that green tea normalizes the pressure, but I decided to try its effect on myself. And the result surpassed all expectations. A huge plus for me was also the fact that the pressure does not jump quickly (both from tablets and from coffee), but gradually and gently for the body comes back to normal. It is impossible not to mention the property of green tea, such as cleansing the body of harmful substances and the presence in it of a large number of vitamins. Another “medicine” in the first-aid kit without pills.

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Miriam Josey
Miriam Josey is an RD and expert in healthy diets and sustainable lifestyles. She has a B.S from Cal State (Nutritional Science) and an M.S. from the University of Southern California (Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity). Miriam’s professional chef certificate allows her to develop rich, non-restrictive diets for weight loss.


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