K. Surendra*, K. Mrudula, P. Kempu
Rao’s College of Pharmacy, Chemudugunta, Venkatachalam, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh-524320
A B S T R A C T
Green tea is obtained from the leaves of Camellia sinensis belonging to family Theacae. Tea, in the form of green or black tea, is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. Extracts of tea leaves also are sold as dietary supplements. The major polyphenols in Green tea are Flavonoids. The Flavonoids present in Green tea is Catechins these are mainly four type, Epicatechin (EC), Epigallocatechin (EGC), Epicatechin gallate (ECG) and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). The green tea exhibit the many health benefits to the humans. It is used to treatment of various types cancer, cardiac diseases and obesity. It does not showing the any toxic effects. It also act as a anticarcinogenic, anti-inﬂammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant. This review concluded that spread awareness among general population about the benefits of green tea.
Keywords: Green tea, Camellia sinensis, Catechins, Epigallocatechin, Anti carcinogenic, antioxidant