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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Green tea (Camellia sinensis): It’s promising health benefits for the welfare of humans

Author(s):

Gaganpreet Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur and Muskan

Abstract:
Green tea also known as <em>Camellia sinensis</em> possess many antimicrobial properties helps in killing the microorganisms that threaten human health, apart from this it also promotes growth of normal microflora in oral cavity, intestine etc. Polyphenols present in green tea are very effective in reducing the levels of mutans in saliva like <em>Streptococci</em> and <em>Lactobacillus</em>. Rinsing mouth with green tea helps to prevent the growth of oral carcinogenic bacteria. Moreover, the regular consumption of it can convert gut microbiota into the useful ones. Catechins present in green tea helps to reduce our body weight by interacting with gut microbiota hence, act as antiobesity substance. Green tea also possess many immunological, antiradiation, anticancer, antiblood coagulation and antioxidant properties. It also prevents the attachment of a bacteria to the epithelial cells and prevents infection because attachment is the key step in initiation of infection. The aim of this paper is to focus on the benefits of green tea which helps us in optimizing human health.

Pages: 299-302  |  1187 Views  285 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Gaganpreet Kaur, Prabhjot Kaur and Muskan. Green tea (Camellia sinensis): It’s promising health benefits for the welfare of humans. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):299-302.

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