Neutrophil Restraint by Green Tea: Inhibition of Inflammations, Associated Angiogenesis, and Pulmonary Fibrosis
This article analyzed the anti-inflammatory properties of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). ECGC is a catechin (natural compound) found in the green tea. The experiments showed that ECGC repressed free radicals and inhibited the inflammation development mediated by the white blood cells (neutrophils). The researchers concluded that ECGC is a potent anti-inflammatory compound with therapeutic potential. Further details can be found in the study.
Donà M, Dell'Aica I, Calabrese F, Benelli R, Morini M, Albini A, Garbisa S. Neutrophil restraint by green tea: inhibition of inflammation, associated angiogenesis, and pulmonary fibrosis. J Immunol. 2003 Apr 15;170(8):4335-41.