Science of Herbs

Camellia Sinensis

Camellia Sinensis

Common Name: Chai,Cha
English Name: Tea Plant
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis (Linn.) O.Kuntze
Family: Theaceae

Description: A small evergreen shrub cultivated to a height of 7 to 8 feet, but growing wild up to 30 feet high, much branched. Bark rough, grey. Leaves dark green, lanceolate or elliptical, on short stalks, blunt at apex, base tapering, margins shortly serrate, young leaves hairy, older leaves glabrous. Flowers solitary or two or three together on short branchlets in the leaf axils, somewhat drooping, on short stalks with a few small bracts, 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide.

Chemical Constituents: Main chemical components are caffeine, catechins, epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), malic acid, oxalic acid, theophylline, theobromine, xanthine, inositol, kaempferol and quercetin.

Properties: It acts as a strong anti-oxidant to scavenge free radicals and It lowers inflammation in coronary artery diseases. It prevents chronic ethanol toxicity.It prevents ultra-violet induced oxidative effect and suppression of immune system.  It reduces platelet aggregation and lowers cholesterol. It possesses antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and detoxifying properties. It is helpful in curing arthritis and asthma. It is helpful in maintaining constant weight It enhances the liver functioning and immune system. It is helpful in mental disorders, skin disorders and cardiovascular diseases

Used the following MATXIN product:

  • Slimzin