Recent studies have found that combined with other drugs and nutrients, Green tea can help fight Mesothelioma. Epigallocatechin gallate ,EGCG, is the most abundant polyphenol in green tea and is a potent antioxidant. Recently, a group of Italian mesothelioma researchers combined EGCG with Vitamin C and a chemotherapy drug called gemcitabine to create a treatment combination called AND ,Active Nutrients/Drug. In the study, they administered AND to various mesothelioma cell lines in the laboratory.The ingredients in AND seemed to increase each other’s cancer-fighting properties in a way that was toxic to mesothelioma cells.
A Japanese study on EGCG released in February shows further that Green tea can help fight mesothelioma – they found that the compound had the power to induce the cell degradation process called autophagy as well as apoptosis ,cell death, in all five of the mesothelioma cell lines tested. In 2010, some of the same researchers found that high doses of Vitamin C had the same effect both in the lab and in mesothelioma tumors in living mice. Several studies have confirmed the value of the third compound, the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine, in the treatment of mesothelioma.
All of this research shows that indeed Green Tea can help fight Mesothelioma, especially when combined with vitamins and chemotherapy. This is yet another reason that Green Tea really is a super tea, an almost cure all for all diseases – at the very least preventing them. Imagine what other Green Tea combos can effect health? Even multiple teas together? The possibilities are endless in the health frontier. Maybe some other teas will get recognition too. But in the mean time, go green so you don’t go green in the face.