Green tea is being used as medicine for ages and there is no doubt about its anti-inflammatory properties because of antioxidants it possesses and for that reason, modern research has concluded that green tea can play a major role in treating disease caused by inflammation including different types of cancer.
This is a common term in medicine that is used to describe the process of the body responding to injury and other stimuli. This response can include the release of many different types of inflammatory mediators. The mediator’s released from the cells lining the damaged area that is causing pain to be experienced and the pain response to the tissue.
inflammatory mediators are the main cause of pain most common mediators are as follows.
Nerve growth factor.
In simple words, we can say that inflammation is a process that how your body is responding to pain.
There are two types of inflammation acute and chronic acute inflammation is usually very rapid and for a small period lasting few hours and maybe for some days as well in some cases and is caused by an infection in tissue or injury.
on the other hand chronic inflammation occurs when acute inflammation remains untreated for a long period due to which infection gets worsen and the immune system starts to attack healthy tissue which further leads to cancer.
Patients suffering from chronic inflammation are usually advised to start using an anti-inflammatory diet which involves adding a certain diet in their food and avoiding others to reduce the causes of chronic inflammation.
The reason for this is that it contains an increased amount of antioxidants which helps in reducing the number of free molecules in the body and these free molecules are the main cause of inflammation.
As we know that green tea is rich in antioxidants so green tea is very helpful to cure acute inflammatory issues the most active particle in green tea is tea catechins among which EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) Iis a catechin which has shown the results as an anti-inflammatory agent these catechins try to protein generate which result in reducing inflammation.
the main cause of inflammation is free molecules catechins present in green tea try to prevent these molecules from creating havoc in the body these are build-up due to air pollution unhealthy diet or stress green tea helps in preventing them from damaging the healthy cells.
Green tea helps in relieving stress and regulating blood flow which not only decreases the risk of heart diseases but also decreases inflammation.
“For the study, researchers analyzed the tea intake of more than 2,500 people living in the U.S. and measured their blood pressure before and after drinking green tea,” said study researcher Dr. Zhiwei Chen, professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and senior author on the study. “The study found that drinking green tea, like drinking any other beverage, helps to lower blood pressure.”
As the blood flow is regulated the risk of heart attack and blood clot is reduced to a certain extent.
But the research also revealed that those who drink more than a cup of tea a day are also at a slightly increased risk of stroke, as well as heart disease and diabetes.
Dr. Susan Roberts, chair of research at the British Heart Foundation and the lead author of the new research, said: “People should know that even though it is good for the heart to drink tea, it is not good for the heart to drink more than one or two cups of tea a day.
“Tea is not a magic bullet for all heart problems.”
She added: “For all these reasons we advise people who want to keep their heart health, and that of their friends and family, free from heart disease to not drink more than two or three cups of tea a day, and drink the leaves, not the brew.
Green tea is rich in a substance called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been linked to reduced levels of the proteins CD40 and CD40L. When these proteins are overexpressed, a lot of damage to the joints is caused.
Green tea has been found to reduce levels of these proteins by around 15 percent in a mouse model of RA. In fact, the combination of EGCG and the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate is more effective than either of them on its own in relieving arthritis in mice. Green tea also appears to be beneficial for people with RA who already have reduced levels of CD40 and CD40L.