Green Tea Extract

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Another treatment protocol for uterine fibroids is the use of green tea extract.

Epigallocatechin gallate has been identified as the major catechin in green tea which is responsible for many of its benefits such as its use as an anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and antioxidant effects (Rosndy, Rajaratnam, & Al-Hendy, 2013).

Studies show that women who consumed 800mg of green tea extract daily for a period of four months experienced a reduction in uterine fibroid volume. In addition to the reduction in uterine fibroid volume, women who consumed 800mg of green tea extract also reported having fewer symptoms. These results indicate that green tea is a viable protocol for the treatment of uterine fibroids.

For further reading . . .

Rosndy, E., Rajaratnam, V., & Al-Hendy, A. (2013). Treatment of symptomaticuterine fibroids with green tea extract: a pilot randomized controlled clinical study. International Journal of Women’s Health, 477-486.

 

 

 

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