Green tea could help protect against the damage caused by heart attacks and strokes, researchers suggest.
A chemical found in the tea, which has been drunk for over 4,000 years, has been shown to reduce the amount of cell death which follows such trauma.
Cell death leads to tissue death and even organ failure.
Experts from the UK's Institute of Child Health carried out the study, published in the journal of the Federation of Experimental Biology.
Green tea was frequently used in the past as fluid supply for patients suffering from infectious diseases, but recently researchers have begun to scientifically determine the health benefits of green tea.
Source BBC News