Thursday, 15 February 2018

Herbal Therapy: Green Tea in Alleviated Symptoms, Onset, Recurrence and Treatment of Gout

Kyle J. Norton 

Green tea may have a therapeutic and positive effect in reduced onset and treatment of gout and recurrent gout, some scientists suggested.

Green tea, a precious drink processes numbers of health benefit known to almost everyone in Asia and Western world.

Gout is a condition of  recurrently inflammatory arthritis characterized by a red, tender, hot, and swollen joint caused by over expression of purine in the body.

According to the study, green tea and its bioactive compoud Epigallo catechin-O-gallate (EGCG) may be considered as a putative curative drug for various diseases of gout, through its properties in reduced vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) in response to vascular endothelial growth factor signal (VGFG) for formation of gout through expression of levels of uric acid.

The study also emphasized that green tea with high levels of antioxidant and function in stimulated production of natural antioxidant in the body may also be used to reduce symptoms of recurrently inflammatory arthritis and inflammatory arthritis such as gout, through inhibiting the oxidative stress in induced  production of inflammatory cytokines to facilitate symptoms of inflammation. 

The above differentiation were supported by the study of the effect of EGCG on monosodium urate monohydrate (MSU)-induced inflammation and cryopyrin (NLRP3 inflammasome) activation in C57BL/6 mice received subcutaneous injection or oral gavage of EGCG before the intraperitoneal injection of MSU.

Truly, the application green tea EGCG decreased expression of gouty arthritis caused by injection of  MSU-induced neutrophil infiltration with function to initiate inflammation in the acute phase of infection and IL-1β secretion, in response and resistance to pathogens, but can also exacerbate damage during chronic disease and acute tissue injury.

The injection of green EGCG also decreased MSU-triggered neutrophil cytosolic factor 1, in activated inflammatory response to optimize healing and reduce injury to the body but the proteins has been found to cause severed damage to the infectious site and NLRP3 protein expression in initiated systematic inflammatory expression.

Moreover, the effect of green tea in protection against gout occurrence also limited pro-inflammatory mediator secretion interleukin 1 beta (IL1β), a mediator of inflammation, in response to acute phase infection, interleukin 6 (IL-6) produced by large amount at sites of acute and chronic inflammation, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in regulated monocytes, memory T cells, and dendritic cells to the sites of inflammation, and serum amyloid A, the serum was found to increase substantially in patient of chronic inflammatory disease.without limiting the function of the mediators in protect the infectious site against pathogens invasion.

More profoundly, the efficacy of green tea in reduced recurrent gout also extended to suppress NLRP3 inflammasome in stimulated caspase-1 in promoted secretion of others proinflammatory cytokines activation.

Dr. Jhang JJ, the lead author said, "EGCG treatment ameliorates MSU-induced inflammation, suggesting that EGCGexerts anti-inflammatory effect against MSU-induced acute gout attack."

Additionally to above study, the University of Pretoria suggested that polyphenols extracted from green tea also exhibited antioxidant effect in reduced  pronounce of oxidative stress by their antioxidant properties.

Catechin (C) (Ki = 303.95, uncompetitive), epicatechin (EC) (Ki = 20.48, mixed), epigallocatechin (EGC) (Ki = 10.66, mixed), epicatechin gallate (ECg) (Ki = 2.86, mixed) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) (Ki = 0.76, competitive) were found to have similar efficacy as allopurinol (Ki = 0.30, mixed), the drug used to inhibit the levels of xanthine oxidase (XO) in gout patients, through reduced reactive oxygen species in initiated oxidative stress in induction of inflammatory symptoms.

Taken together, green tea and its bioactive polyphenols may be considered as a functional food for reduced onset, and combined with conventional medicine for treatment of gout without inducing any adverse effects.

For More information of yoga lessons tailor to a complete well being for women, please visit: YOGA For Women 

Back to Kyle J. Norton Home page

Author Biography
Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrients, All right reserved)
Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published on line, including world wide health, ezine articles, article base, healthblogs, selfgrowth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bio science, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) [Multiple actions of EGCG, the main component of green tea].[Article in French] by L'Allemain G1.(PubMed)
(2) Epigallocatechin gallate inhibits urate crystals-induced peritoneal inflammation in C57BL/6 mice by Jhang JJ1, Lu CC1, Yen GC2.(PubMed)
(3) Inhibition of xanthine oxidase by catechins from tea (Camellia sinensis) by Aucamp J1, Gaspar A, Hara Y, Apostolides Z.(PubMed)
(4) Beneficial Properties of Phytochemicals on NLRP3 Inflammasome-Mediated Gout and Complication by Jhang JJ1, Lin JH1, Yen GC1.(PubMed)
(5) Association and interaction effect between VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) gene polymorphisms and dietary pattern on blood uric acid in Malays and Indians by Roseline YW1, Shidoji Y1, Hon WM2, Masaki M1.(PubMed)

No comments:

Post a comment