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In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  
  Camellia sinensis
Methanol-water (1:1) extract of Camellia sinensis root at 1/10th of its LD50 dose of100 mg/kg i.p inhibited arachidonic acid-induced paw oedema in rats indicating both cyclooxygenase & lypooxygenase pathways are affected and enhanced peritoneal cell count & macrophages number in normal mice.
Saponins from seeds from Camellia sinensis were found to exhibit an inhibitory effect on gastric emptying and an accelerating effect on gastrointestinal transit in mice, with position of acyl groups in the sapogenin moiety showing pharmacological importance.
Camellia sinensis decreased chromosome damage induced by arsenic to a significant extent, while the addition of ferrous sulphate did not alter the protective action of tea against arsenic in bone marrow cells of laboratory bred Swiss albino mice.
www.herbmed.org /Herbs/Herb177.htm   (5381 words)

  
 Camellias
Camellias are useful as foundation plantings, specimen plants, flowering hedges, or tub and container plantings.
Camellias can be planted at any time of the year, provided they are given proper care, but are usually planted in fall or spring.
Green Tea: Camellia sinensis is the source of all green teas, and the differences in taste of the different types of teas are the results of different processing techniques, and differences in individual plants.
www.gardensablaze.com /Shrubs/ShrubsCamellia.htm   (1133 words)

  
 Camellia Forest Nursery Catalog | Camellia Section | 2006-2007
Camellias produce excellent flowers in a cool greenhouse although they are not easily cultured in a warm house with dry air.
Camellia sinensis, from Korea (zone 6B) - This is a small leaf type of tea originally grown from seeds collected in Korea where it was growing in the "wild" although it had probably escaped from cultivation.
Camellia sinensis, Large-leaf tea (zone 7A) - What sets this variety apart from the others is the large and leathery leaves and it can be identified just by feeling the thickness of a single leaf.
www.camforest.com /camellia.htm   (9536 words)

  
 Camellia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Camellia (Tsubaki in Japanese) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, native to eastern and southern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia.
Camellia species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species - see list of Lepidoptera which feed on Camellia.
Camellia japonica is the state flower of Alabama as well as the city flower of the Chinese municipality Chongqing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Camellia   (467 words)

  
 Camellia Glossary
A camellia bloom that is similar to the formal double in definition, except that this bloom has stamens when open, and the petals tend to roll-back when fully open causing it to resembles some of the older roses.
Camellia shows are held throughout the bloom season and are an opportunity to see hundreds if not thousands of blooms.
Camellia sinensis is the tea plant of China, now grown in India and elsewhere.
www.camellia.gulfcoast-gardening.com /glossary.htm   (1080 words)

  
 Tiger Mt Tea Co
Black Tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have been oxidized then dried.
Tender young growth is picked by hand from Camellia sinensis.
The freshly plucked shoots from Camellia sinensis are spread out thinly over a cleared area of flat ground, which is usually covered with a mat or a towel to keep the leaves from contact with the earth.
www.tigermtteaco.com /camelliasinensis.htm   (961 words)

  
 The Huntington Botanical Gardens - The Camellia Garden
Camellia oleifera, named for this characteristic, is cultivated extensively in China, where it originated.
Rumors of the existence of a yellow camellia had been around for many years and when China opened up in the 1970's, seeds were taken out of the country and grown to flowering size.
Most species camellias held in the Huntington collections are represented in the area that wraps around the North end of the North Vista, called Species Lane.
www.huntingtonbotanical.org /Camellia/collections.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Camellia
Camellia is vulnerable to aphids, red spider mites sooty mold, weevils and chlorosis.
Camellia cuspidata - Reputed to be somewhat more hardy than the other members of the species, this plant has abundant small white flowers.
Camellia sinensis: tea, tea plant, tea bush - A white flowered variety, its small leaves and flowers make it better proportioned for bonsai than other Camellia species.
www.bonsai-bci.com /species/camellia.html   (592 words)

  
 The Tea Plant - Camellia sinensis - The Simple Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Camellia is a genus, or biological grouping, of flowering evergreen shrubs and small trees, in the family Theaceae (no prizes for spotting thye three letters that spell our favorite drink!), mostly found in eastern and southern Asia.
While Camellias are commercially important because tea is a product of one of its varieties, there are over 3000 hybrids that are cultivated by horticulturists and flower afficionados the world over.
Even though Georg Kamel did not discover the plants we now know as Camellias, the Swedish botanist Charles von Linnaeus (responsible for creating the system of taxonomy), was so impressed with his work, he decided to honor Kamel by renaming Thea sinensis “Camellia sinensis”.
www.thesimpleleaf.com /learn/learn.main.asp?idPage=plant   (549 words)

  
 Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants
The tea camellia was the first named species of this genus; it's the plant from which Earl Grey and all the other choice varieties of tea are made.
Granted, its flowers are not as prominent as those of other camellias, in part because they're often hidden by leaves.
sinensis, it has white, sweet-smelling, two-inch flowers, but these are prominently displayed on an open and slightly weeping five- to six-foot shrub.
www.npr.org /programs/talkingplants/profiles/camellia.html   (511 words)

  
 Camellia Oil (Camellia sinensis) - FNWL
Camellia oil is a nourishing addition to creams for dry, damaged skin, hair conditioners, scalp treatments, eye creams and after sun skin care products.
Camellia oil is similar in color and viscosity to jojoba.
Camellia seed oil can be used as a carrier oil for aromatherapy treatments.
www.fromnaturewithlove.com /soap/product.asp?product_id=oilcamellia   (230 words)

  
 Camellia sinensis - Tea Plant - Theaceae
Camellia sinensis is the source of tea of commerce.
Propagation: Camellia sinensis are propagated by cutting or seed.
Camellia sinensis was featured as Plant of the Week September 10-16, 1999.
www.plantoftheweek.org /week046.shtml   (315 words)

  
 Green tea- Magnolia sinensis
The variety Camellia sinensis assamica, from India, presents longer leaves and a superior height to the Chinese variety Camellia sinensis sinensis.
All the varieties of tea derive from two: the one that comes from the Chinese species Camellia sinensis sinensis and the variety that comes from the Hindu state of Assam, Camellia sinensis assamica.
Being a stimulant, it is used as a diuretic in obesity treatments, since it increases micturition, discharging urine from the body.
www.botanical-online.com /medicinalsteverdeangles.htm   (996 words)

  
 About Camellia Sinensis
Tea comes from the plant, Camellia sinensis, which is thought to contain extremely powerful antioxidants.
While such harvesters can compromise the final quality of Camellia sinensis leaves, the heartier lemon myrtle leaf (it belongs to the eucalyptus family) is not damaged by mechanized harvesting, says ANFM’s Betts.
Camellias are superb plants to grow in containers or in the open ground in sheltered, shady situations.
www.opencoffee.com /camellia-sinensis.htm   (1251 words)

  
 Floridata: Camellia sinensis
sinensis, the most widely grown variety, gets 5-10 ft (1.5-3.1 m) tall, and has leaves 1-3 in (2.5-7.6 cm) long and 1-2 in (2.5-5.1 cm) wide.
In addition to its nearly universal popularity as a beverage, tea also is used as a flavoring in various foods, including ice cream, and fish and meat dishes.
Camellias (Camellia japonica) and sasanquas (Camellia sasanqua) are closely related ornamental shrubs.
www.floridata.com /ref/c/came_sin.cfm   (849 words)

  
 Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Green tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis, a perennial evergreen shrub.
In contrast, allowing the leaves of Camellia sinesis to oxidize produces fl tea (a fermentation process which alters flavor as well as enzymes present in the tea).
Catechins from green tea (Camellia sinensis) inhibit bovine and human cartilage proteoglycan and type II collagen degradation in vitro.
allnutritionals.com /natural-products/green-tea-camellia-sinensis.shtml   (4835 words)

  
 Camellia Sinensis (Cha) Use in Traditional Chinese Medicine | acupuncturetoday.com
All camellia sinensis is grown and picked as a green tea leaf, the majority of which are green, red or fl teas with a small delicate leaf structure, and available in many varieties.
Oolong teas are a subspecies of camellia sinensis with a large, hardy, thick wax-like leaf structure, also available in many varieties.
Twenty-four camellia sinensis effects (cha de gong xiao), resulting from different varieties of Chinese tea processed using various methods.
www.acupuncturetoday.com /archives2004/aug/08harveyji.html   (703 words)

  
 Camellia
The elegant camellia belongs to the family Theaceae and is a cousin of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
The six standard terms used to describe the different forms of the blossoms are single, semidouble, anemone, peony, rose form double, and formal double.
The three that are of major importance to North American gardens are the Camellia japonica, Camellia sasanqua and Camellia reticulata.
www.virginiagarden.com /camellia.html   (105 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
In contrast, allowing the leaves of Camellia sinensis to oxidize produces fl tea (a fermentation process which alters flavor as well as enzymes present in the tea).
Adcocks, C., Collin, P., and Buttle, D. Catechins from green tea (Camellia sinensis) inhibit bovine and human cartilage proteoglycan and type II collagen degradation in vitro.
Kaundun, S. and Matsumoto, S. Development of CAPS markers based on three key genes of the phenylpropanoid pathway in tea, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, and differentiation between assamica and sinensis varieties.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-green_tea.html   (7002 words)

  
 The Epoch Times | Green Tea: A Long and Flavorful History
Just what is it that has made the drinking of Camellia sinensis so enduring for thousands of years?
Camellia sinensis can grow as tall as 30 feet.
When the shrub is cultivated for tea leaves and not for lumber, as it is in parts of Malaysia, the shrub is pruned into bush form, not more than five feet tall, allowing the picker to reach every branch, and permitting the plant to expend its energy to produce leaves instead of woody growth.
english.epochtimes.com /news/4-9-28/23472.html   (1512 words)

  
 Camellia sinensis (Tea)
However, traditional healers have long believed that drinking tea is a means of prolonging life (Chopra 2000).
green, Oolong and fl (‘normal’) tea are all made from the leaves of the same plant species, Camellia sinensis (Ody 1993).
Ferrara L., Montesano D. and Senatore A. The distribution of minerals and flavonoids in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis).
www.museums.org.za /bio/plants/theaceae/camellia_sinensis.htm   (2220 words)

  
 Camellia Sinensis: The Source of All Tea : The Little Book of Healthy Teas
Black or green, strong or weak, sweet or bitter, dark or light, they all come from one plant, Camellia sinensis.
Camellia sinensis, a shrublike evergreen plant, is grown in tropical climates that provide a combination of hot and cool temperatures and heavy rainfall.
There are five categories of tea: fl, oolong, green, white, and pu'erh, which all come from the Camellia sinensis plant.
www.enotalone.com /article/3447.html   (1581 words)

  
 Black tea (Camellia sinensis)
Black tea is made from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis, a perennial evergreen shrub.
This symbolic gesture was an early event in the U.S. War of Independence against England.
Camellia assamica, camellia tea, camellia, Camellia sinensis, catechin, Chinese tea, tea for America, theifers, Thea sinensis, Thea bohea, Thea viridis.
allnutritionals.com /natural-products/black-tea-camellia-sinensis.shtml   (2698 words)

  
 Any one grow Camellia sinensis? - Northwestern Gardening Forum - GardenWeb
Camellias in general do quite well here - tea camellias benefit from our damp, rainy season but would appreciate partial shade and regular deep irrigation during our dry summers.
I am bad about actually using mine for tea, but I have read that a lot of valuable antioxidants are in the leaf but not water-soluble, so I have considered drying some leaves and grinding them into powder in a blender and stuffing capsules with them.
I planted it planning on harvesting for tea; the foliage is not as nice as many other camellias, and I haven't seen flowers yet.
forums.gardenweb.com /forums/load/nwest/msg080543539741.html   (1335 words)

  
 Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor & Gift Shop
Camellia sinensis is the botanical name for the tea plant; hence, Camellia's Sin
Camellia's Sin is a creation of Lin Jackman, who previously owned the Lynnwood Herb Farm and Gift Shop.
Camellia's Sin is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m.
www.camellias-sin.com   (144 words)

  
 Green Tea - Camellia sinensis
All types of tea (green, fl, and oolong) are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods.
Fresh leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant are steamed to produce green tea.
Green tea and green tea extracts, such as its component EGCG, have been used to prevent and treat a variety of cancers, including breast, stomach, and skin cancers.
nccam.nih.gov /health/greentea/index.htm   (412 words)

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