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Camellia sinensis, commonly known as green tea, is perhaps the one soothing, aromatic beverage that has enjoyed the longest history in terms of medicinal use and application.

The great Chinese emperor Shen Nung was the first to study and discover green tea’s health-promoting and detoxifying properties circa 2700 BC. It has since then become a popular folk cure for a wide variety of diseases and health complaints.

It was around the later half of the 1600s when green tea was first observed by a Chinese pharmacist to cause weight loss in people …