With the fast pace of modern life, many of us suffer from stress and anxiety.
Exercise, meditation and breathing exercises have all been recommended by health experts as way to combat panic attacks or other nervous conditions, but now researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have added drinking match green tea, which is made from a finely ground powder using the new leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant, to the list.
‘Although further epidemiological research is necessary, the results of our study show that match, which has been used as medicinal agent for many years, may be quite beneficial to the human body’, said study leader, Dr. Yuki Kurauchi, in a statement. ‘We hope that our research into matcha can lead be health benefits worldwide’.
Using the ‘elevated plus maze’ test with mice, the researchers found that matcha’s anxiolytic effects, or anti-panic or anti-anxiety agents, are due to the activation of dopamine D1 receptors and certain serotonin receptors.
They also reported that mouse anxiety was reduced after consuming matcha powder or matcha extract, while when the anxiolytic activity of different matcha extract were evaluated, a stronger effect was found with the extract derived using 80 per cent ethanol in comparison to the one derived from only hot water.
Match has a long history of being used for various medicinal purpose in Japan, including for helping people to relax, preventing obesity, and the treatment of skin conditions.
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