Longevity Oil【Tea oil】Usage and Notes
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- Looking for healthy oil
- Want to know the effect of Tea oil
- Want to know how to use Tea oil
- Looking for an oil good for you
1. What is Tea oil?
Tea oil has been cherished in China for thousands of years as the "oil of longevity."
There are various names depending on the region, such as tea seed oil, (chajitsuyu).
Tea berries of the Camellia family are rich in oleic acid, and are excellent, including palmitic acid.
Recently, there seems to be a research result that saponin, a component of tea, suppresses the absorption of alcohol.
|Main fatty acids||Oleic acid|
|Coooking||Heating OK (stir-fried food)|
|Storage method||Dark and cool place|
|Taste / Aroma / Texture||Not unique|
|Fat-soluble vitamins||Vitamin E|
2. Effects of Tea oil
To relieve constipation!
Oleic acid, a fatty acid, works to promote gastrointestinal motility, so it is effective in relieving constipation.
Continued constipation not only makes your breath and farts stink, but also increases the risk of gastrointestinal cancer, so let's improve constipation early!
Balance your blood cholesterol!
Similarly, oleic acid works to reduce LDL-cholesterol while maintaining HDL-cholesterol. In addition, the phytochemical saponin removes active oxygen and prevents the oxidation and accumulation of LDL-cholesterol, so it balances the cholesterol level in the blood.
Boost your immunity!
In addition, the phytochemical saponin has the function of activating immune cells called natural killer cells, which increases the ability to fight viral colds!
In addition, saponin suppresses suppuration and inflammation, promotes the secretion of organ secretions, moistens the throat, and relieves cough and phlegm.
Some of you may know that ``green tea is good for a hangover'', but this is the effect of caffeine, catechins, and saponins contained in green tea. So it's a little bit of tea oil, but you can expect this effect.
Caffeine and catechins have a diuretic effect, making it easier to excrete harmful substances such as acetaldehyde produced when alcohol is broken down in the body. In addition, saponin has the function of enhancing liver function, so it also helps to break down alcohol.
3. How to use Tea oil
The oil is rich in oleic acid and can be cooked with heat, so it can be used for various dishes!
The oil has a nutty flavor, so if you take advantage of that flavor and add it to steamed vegetables, carpaccio, soups, etc., it will add richness to your dishes!
・For stir fry and cooking
Of course, it can also be used for cooking with heat, so it can be used for omelets, stir-fried vegetables, and finishing dishes.
4. Notes of Tea oil
The first is to be careful with your intake.
Tea oil can be expected to have the same phytochemical effects as tea, but it is still an oil, so be careful about the amount of intake. If you want to actively take in catechins and saponins, it is better to take them from green tea in terms of cost, so please choose according to your purpose!
The second is good quality oil.
Specifically, ingredients (organic or not), cold-pressed, in a shading bottle Etc!
There are very few tea oils that meet all of these requirements, and they are expensive, so compromise may be necessary, but if you are going to choose a healthy oil, choose a good quality one ^ ^
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