Green Tea Increases Immunity: Oregon State University

Green Tea, a very natural health drink has been in use since many generations. It is the traditional drink for both Chinese and Japanese. Many researches have successfully proved that it is indeed a natural medicine and has many health benefits. Recently another study has revealed that Tea also helps in reducing the risk of esophageal cancer, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and also lowering the LDL(bad cholesterol) levels while increasing the HDL (good cholesterol) levels.

The Latest Research:

The latest research conducted by Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University once again proved the miracle of green tea. According to the study, Green Tea contains one of the beneficial compounds which has an ability to fight auto immune disease.

That compound has the ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells”, which play a major role in the functioning of immune system and suppression of auto immune disease.

We have a lot of pharmaceutical drugs available in the market which show similar results like the above compound. But the experts are saying that using of such kind of drugs has the problem of toxicity. And hence Green Tea is a natural product which provides a safe and sustainable way to accomplish the same objective without any toxicity.

What is the compound?

According to the OSU scientists, Green Tea increases immunity due to the presence of a compound called EGCG, which has both anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer characteristics. This is the only compound which is responsible for the production of T cells in the body. These T cells kills the cells that are infected with viruses and protects the body from different diseases causing infections.


Finally, the researchers from the OS University are saying that, Epigenetic regulation can be potentially exploited in generating suppressive regulatory T cell for therapeutic purposes, and also important for the suppression of auto immune diseases.

Isn’t it interesting to get health benefits from what we drink regularly? So, from now try drinking Green Tea regularly.
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