Sunday, January 18, 2009

Another Reason to Love Green Tea

A study suggests that green tea helps antibiotics in their fight against resistant superbugs, making them up to three times more effective. In the study, scientists tested green tea in combination with antibiotics against 28 disease causing micro-organisms.

“In almost every case and for all types of antibiotics tested, drinking green tea at the same time as taking the medicines seemed to reduce the bacteria's drug resistance, even in superbug strains, and increase the action of the antibiotics.”

In some circumstances, the killing effect of one antibiotic was 99.99% better when taken with green tea than when taken alone. To read about the full study, and what this will mean for the future, check out the article from Science Daily.

[As promised, penicillin!]

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