Ever since the pandemic era created new challenges for human kind, science has unravelled data which was previously unknown about SARS-CoV-2 and building immunity has been given special emphasis in these days.
A recent study conducted at Swansea University suggests that green tea has a strong role in fighting COVID-19.
Green tea is a commonly consumed beverage which is often included as a part of healthy diet plans. It is also known for its therapeutic and immunity-boosting properties. Green tea for COVID-19
A study published in the RSC Journal called “Identification of (2R,3R)-2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)chroman-3-yl-3,4,5-trihydroxy benzoate as multiple inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2 targets; a systematic molecular modelling approach”, says that a compound called gallocatechin, that is found in green tea may be helpful in fighting COVID-19.
As per Dr Suresh Mohankumar, author of the study, “Nature’s oldest pharmacy is a treasure of potential novel drugs. Hence, we questioned if any of these compounds could assist us in battling the Covid-19 pandemic?”
Benefits of green tea
The health benefits of green tea are as follows:
- Aiding in weight loss by promoting enhanced metabolism and fat burn.
- Improving cognitive function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s
- A rich source of antioxidants, it can be beneficial for skin and hair health.
- catechins found in the tea can help prevent bad breath and improve oral health.
- Green tea can help reduce inflammation and lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and some cancer, being a rich source of polyphenols.