Chinese medicine doctor recommends drinking tea to combat radiation
2011/03/16 22:57:36 Taipei, March 16
Want a good tip to fend off the threat of radiation poisoning? The
answer is to drink more tea, said a Chinese medicine doctor Wednesday.
Lu Chih-hong, president of the Sheng Te Tang Chinese Medical Hospital
in Taichung City, central Taiwan, suggested the public take more tea to
avoid the effects of radioactive fallout that may come from Japan.
Tea, a common agricultural and medicinal product in Taiwan, contains a
variety of substances, including Camaellia sinensis, Vitamin C, Vitamin
E, and lipopolysaccharide, that can help people combat the effects of
According to Lu, Camaellia sinensis is the main
substance that helps human bodies discharge radiation contamination. C.
sinensis can absorb as much as 90 percent of the radioisotopes in the
human body and discharges it before it reaches the bone marrow. He added
that C. sinensis also helps human bodies take up Vitamin C more
effectively, creating more blood and making capillary blood vessels more
resilient. This reduces the possibility of getting Jod-Basedow
syndrome, a hyperthyroid disease one can acquire after taking potassium
iodide to combat radiation poisoning.
Master Sheng Lun, who has
dedicated many of his years to organic farming, said drinking tea is
even more helpful than taking potassium iodine tablets, because tea
prevents radioactive materials from being absorbed into the body and
accelerates the body's metabolism of such substances.
suggested the public consume organic tea because it contains no residue