Studies on the growth of human cancer cells in a Petri dish suggest herbal tea benefits.
Should women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer avoid soy foods?
But so anyways, not all herbal tea is good for you. You've heard about white, green, and black, What about red tea? How many say harmful? Harmless? Helpful? Wonderful stuff.
Honeybush, another African herbal tea. Who’s going to guess harmful? Harmless? Helpful? Wonderful stuff. How do these all compare with one another?
Honeybush: not as good as red, which is not as good as green, and green tea has more than just antioxidants. It’s got teanine which we just found out enhances gamma delta T lymphocyte function, which means green tea may not only decrease your risk of cancer but also, the common cold.
Even camomile—which isn't even a dark green leafy at all. This year, this little flower in a, battle royale against various human cancer cells. Here’s camomile kicking butt against prostate cancer, cervical cancer, fibrosarcoma, colon cancer, and breast cancer cells. The more camomile they add the more cancer growth rates drop. Now that’s flower power!
So, don’t just stop and smell the flowers, drink them too.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.
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F. Kamangar, M.M. Schantz, C.C. Abnet, R.B. Fagundes, & S.M. Dawsey. High levels of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mate drinks. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 17(5):1262-1268, 2008.
Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other “HHH” videos (Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful?). Also, there are over a thousand subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!
Also be sure to check out my associated blog posts for more context: Breast Cancer and Diet, Hibiscus tea: flower power, Soymilk: shake it up!, Treating PMS with Saffron, and Hibiscus Tea: The Best Beverage?
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