Jasmine Tea Benefits

by Carole Anne Tomlinson

About Carole Anne Tomlinson

Carole Anne Tomlinson is a registered nurse with experience in rehabilitation, nutrition, chemical dependency, diabetes and health problems related to the elderly. Tomlinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and is presently working on her master's degree in nursing. Her screenplays have been viewed by Merchant Ivory, Angela Lansbury and Steven King's associates.


Jasmine, an herbal flowering plant, is known for its fragrance and the relaxation it promotes. Drinking herbal jasmine tea offers both health benefits and aromatherapy. The high amounts of antioxidants found in this tea help boost your immune system and protect your body from a variety of ailments and health problems.

Antioxidant Effects

Jasmine tea helps fight off toxic chemicals such as free radicals that break off from molecules in your body, SpiritMindBody.co.uk states. Excess free radicals in your body can lead to inflammation and trigger health problems. Jasmine tea may help cleanse free radicals before they can harm your body.

Blood Sugar Regulation

Jasmine tea also helps to keep blood sugar or glucose levels balanced, according to the site SpiritMindBody.co.uk. Keeping blood sugar levels can help prevent or maintain adult-onset diabetes. If you already take diabetic medications, consult your physician before drinking jasmine tea. It may alter your blood sugar medication and cause your blood sugar to drop too low.

Enhanced Immunity

Sipping on a cup of jasmine tea, may help boost your immune system to stave off colds and infections. The antioxidant properties in this plant help your body fight off germs that normally cause you to become ill. Drinking jasmine tea may make it more difficult for these bacteria and viruses to thrive and make you ill.

Anti-Aging Effects

Jasmine tea may help to slow down the aging process in your body. Aging has been linked to free radicals in the body. Jasmine tea helps to ward off these unstable molecules, protecting the walls of your cells from them. This may help to keep you healthy and physiologically younger.

Cholesterol Control

Harmful cholesterol, usually in the form of the fatty acids known as triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins, may be reduced by drinking jasmine tea. Jasmine tea helps to keep these unhealthy types of cholesterol within normal limits and decreases your risks of heart disease and stroke.

Intestinal Health Benefits

Your intestinal health is important for the digestion of food. Your body needs to break down fats and toxins in order to allow them to leave your body. Jasmine tea may help your body rid itself of harmful substances, which can help to maintain the good health of your digestive system.

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