According to recent research, Green tea could make bacteria more sensitive to drugs, specifically antibiotics. When the new flu, any other disease comes through, one problem is that some bacteria is resistant to antibiotics. Green tea could help with those bacteria in particular.
According to a report, green tea extracts, when added to different strains of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, made the bacteria more sensitive to the antibiotic penicillin. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that can cause skin infections, abscesses, and sores.
Researchers from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London say the antimicrobial effects in tea have been long known.Green and black tea both come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. What makes green tea different from black tea is the process: Green tea leaves are steamed and dried at higher temperatures, whereas black tea leaves are exposed to more air.
Whatever the difference, Green Tea could help a lot in making all sorts of antibiotics for all sorts of diseases. Maybe with the green stuff, this next flu season could be that much better.