Studying the properties of green tea has prompted a new method for the treatment of arthritis
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In recent years, scientists have learned quite well the components of green tea, which is considered to be curative in ancient China long before the Christian era. Now, its modern research methods to help identify previously unknown properties of these substances or as you know arthritis.
From the medical point of view, one of the most important components in green tea is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). A list of all the known beneficial properties of EGCG is quite extensive. It is worth mentioning that this substance can lower blood glucose and bad cholesterol in the blood, it is a powerful antioxidant and even has the ability to accelerate the death of cells with damaged DNA — that is, prevent the development of cancer.
How to influence green tea in the treatment of arthritis
However, these advantages epigallocatechin-3-gallate is not limited. Employees of the University of Washington in Spokane (Washington State University in Spokane) first discovered that EGCG can significantly reduce the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
This form of arthritis is an autoimmune disease and is caused by the attack of immune cells in the connective tissue of the body’s own.
Scientists from Spokane for 10 days EGCG was added to the drinking water to several dozen mice have an increased tendency to develop rheumatoid arthritis. These mice were obtained by genetic engineering techniques.
After only 10 days of treatment animals component of green tea swelling in the joints of their legs decreased significantly decreased and inflammation that causes excruciating pain in humans suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
The discovery of previously unknown properties of epigallocatechin-3-gallate opens the way for new effective drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which currently affects tens of millions of people around the world.