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Tea and Health: Science Behind the Myths

N. Ghosh Hajra (Author)
Synopsis Tea is known the world over as a soothing drink and a way of life. During the past two decades, scientific and medical researches have linked tea consumption to a reduced risk of cardiovascular and many types of cancers, arthritis, blood sugar, and several other illnesses. This book offers a timely and comprehensive review of the major health benefits of tea consumption, the antioxidative actions of tea catechins and polyphenols, investigates cancer-fighting properties, and much more. The book attempts to open up the world of this wonderful beverage, including its manufacturing process, to the common man. Interspersed with interesting information/research findings, coloured photographs and useful diagrams, this book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every tea company, tea broker, tea scientists and tea research establishment.
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About the author

N. Ghosh Hajra

N. Ghosh Hajra is Project Director, heading the Darjeeling Tea research and Development Centre, tea Board of India. He acquired his Master’s Degree from the University of Calcutta, and a doctorate from Burdwan University. A recipient of CSIR Post Doctoral Scholarship, Dr. N. Ghosh Hajra was a visiting scientist at the invitation of the University of Antwerpen in Belgium. A frequently invited speaker at several conference including those held at Bordeau, France, Beijing, China, Brussels, Belgium and Shizuoka, japan, he is associated with different professional bodies including Academy of plant Sciences, India, and Society for the Plantation Crops. Dr. N. Ghosh Hajra has authored nearly one hundred research papers, monographs in professional journals of international repute and four books besides large number of popular articles for which he has received awards and a gold medal.

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Title Tea and Health: Science Behind the Myths
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xvi+161p., Tables; Figures; References; Glossary; 22cm.