EGCG Tea Polyphenol Chills Out The Brain, Acts as Antihistamine
“But tea is on lists as being high histamine!” you say. Let me stop you right there. Fermented tea leaves purportedly block the histamine degrading diamine oxidase (DAO) enzyme, but Camellia Sinensis (tea) leaves actually possess significant antihistamine and mast cell stabilising properties. As a bonus, much to my delight, they also act in the same way as anti-anxiety medications, chilling out the brain. I can attest to this, being both an ex-mega consumer of benzodiazepines like Xanax, and having been a tea devotee for much of my life. While I fought my doctors tooth and nail because I refused to believe I was manic depressive and needed anxiety meds, I reluctantly let go of my tea habit. I knew that something about tea bothered me, but thankfully once I found caffeine free Camellia blossom (rather than leaf) tea, I was in absolute heaven. Read more about that here.