5th International Conference on Agricultural Sciences Medicinal plants and Traditional Medicine, Tbilisi, Georgia, 06 March 2022, pp.1
Obesity is a chronic disease associated with a wide range of ailments and a major cause of mortality in many societies and as a serious health condition, many studies have emerged in the last decades to discuss the possible ways to prevent and treat this health threat. Since medicinal plants have always been used throughout history in all regions, recent studies highlighted the efficacy of some herbs to be consumed as a therapeutic tool against overweight and obesity. White tea among other types of tea contains more content of antioxidants and polyphenols such as catechins which has been shown effective for weight control and fat oxidation. In addition, a few studies have shown the benefits of white tea consumption beside exercising on reducing Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat mass. Furthermore, this review aims to sum up the present knowledge about the effects of this historical beverage on weight loss and obesity management as a natural product. Obviously there is a necessity for further researches to extend the available data to more functional and beneficial achievements.