KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS MEDICINAL USE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEAS
Keywords:Tea, Medicine, knowledge, health benefits
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to East Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world.The aim of study is to analyse the knowledge and practice towards the awareness of different kinds of tea and its medicinal uses. Self administered design questionnaire was prepared based on knowledge, attitude and practice towards medicinal uses of different types of teas. The questionnaire was distributed through an online survey monkey link and the study population included people belonging to different age groups. The overall participants were 100. About 78% of the study population were aware about tea and its benefits and about 52.57% of participants consume tea in the evenings, the majority of participants drink tea and it was calculated about 54.55% . Tea has many benefits scientifically, it has many benefits like antibiotics, anti diabetic and many actions. From the survey, it is evident that the majority of people are aware of the medicinal uses of different kinds of tea.