Using sample of 95 men and women with normal to high-normal blood pressure who consumed at least 3 cups of black tea per day for 6 months, a team of researchers in Australia led by Jonathan M. Hodgson, PhD, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, found that tea drinkers could lower their blood pressure levels by about 2 to 3 points. The study is being published by Archives of Internal Medicine.
Health experts believe that by lowering blood pressure may also preventing hypertension and lowering risk of heart disease and death.
Researchers believe drinking black tea can improve the function of human body cells including maintaining good blood vessels. Researchers also found that black tea also contains flavonoids which also help to improve blood vessel’s tone and cut human body weight and reducing body fat.