China has long touted its thinning tea as a treatment for skin conditions such as acne and eczema, but new research suggests the drinks have a far more positive impact on the human body than many have imagined.
In a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers found that using a slimming treatment to treat the body’s natural aging process could actually reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disease that affects the body in a number of ways.
The study, led by Dr. Zhang Yongxin from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, focused on the use of a Chinese herbal treatment called Xunxi, which is made up of a mixture of plant extracts that include xiangye, a type of Chinese medicinal tea, and a variety of other herbs and other compounds.
“It was a case of trying to understand how the body responds to different treatments,” Zhang said.
“What happens to the body when we use these medicines together?
We wanted to see how these treatments could help people lose weight and improve their health.”
The research team used a drug called zolpidem, which reduces blood pressure and other signs of stress in the body, to examine how the two herbs would affect a number, including a person’s blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, blood sugar, and more.
In other words, they wanted to understand if the herbs could lower the body-sensing molecule called platelet-derived growth factor, which helps control the flow of blood to the tissues in the liver and other organs.
To do this, the researchers had to inject a pill containing a mixture containing Xunyi into healthy volunteers who had been given either the Chinese herbal medicine or placebo.
The results were striking: After taking the pill for 30 minutes, the volunteers experienced a significant reduction in their blood pressure levels and a significant increase in their cholesterol levels.
They also showed a significant decrease in their triglycerides levels, an indicator of how the bodies body is processing and storing fat.
Additionally, the body saw a significant improvement in their insulin levels, which were down significantly and improved significantly.
The researchers also showed that after taking the herbal treatment, the subjects’ insulin levels dropped by nearly 50 percent and their triglyceride levels dropped dramatically.
“When the patients were given the herbal medicine, the people’s insulin levels went up by 100 percent and the triglyceride level went up 100 percent, and the levels of other important hormones also increased significantly,” Zhang explained.
“This is really, really interesting.”
Zhang added that the results suggest that the herbal treatments could be used to help the body treat its aging process.
He hopes that future research will look at using the herbs to treat other conditions, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and type 2 diabetics.
He said that the research team plans to test the herbal tea in people with type 2, chronic, and other diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes.
“The results are quite exciting, but they also have a number implications for human health,” he said.
The research is just one of many that have been done in recent years on Chinese herbal medicines.
A recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that Xunqi and other Chinese herbs can help to improve the body of a woman with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.
And a study in Nature Biotechnology found that the herb, called dongquan, has a potential anti-cancer activity in mice.
“While we do not know what role the herbs play in this process, it would be a great thing to study it further,” Zhang added.
“We also hope to get further results from this study and see if it could be extended to humans.”