Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Food Therapy: Green Tea, A Potent Ingredient in Inhibited Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Kyle J. Norton 

Green tea may have a therapeutic and positive effect in reduced risk and and treatment of athlete's foot( tinea pedis,), some scientists suggested.

The results of investigation were reported by several institutes, including the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and published online at medical literature.

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

Athlete's foot( tinea pedis) is a common skin disease characterized by fungal infection.

Uncontrolled proliferation of yeast-fungi not only produces pungent odor but also facilitates the risks of small vesicles, fissures, scaling, and maceration.

Green tea is not one of the favorite natural ingredient used for treatment of athlete's foot (tinea pedis) in compared to the formula of aromatic oil powder-compound consisting of arrowroot, baking soda, basil oil, tea tree oil, sage oil, and clove oil which has been proven effective in 48 hours injection with enclosed feet in shoes and socks.

In the reaffirmed green tea polyphenols (GTP) in inhibited Trichophyton in vitro, researchers at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University launched an evaluation of the effects of GTP on interdigital tinea pedis in a total of 94  infected patients.

The enrolled patients were assigned either to a lukewarm water foot bath containing GTP(0.1% green tea polyphenol solution: 89.5% catechins) or placebo.

The foot baths were given once daily with feet cleaned with mild soap and rinsed with warm water before submersing into the warm GTP foot bath for 15 minutes up to the ankles.

Patients were also given instruction not to dry off the liquids after 15 minutes to ensure further skin penetration of green tea concentration.

At the end of 12 experiment, researchers found that either GTP or placebo exerted a significant reduction in the size of the affected area,  the recurrence rate and the microscopy findings.

In overall assessment, after taking into account of other co and con founders, green tea treatment group demonstrated significant improvements in compared to placebo group.

These results suggested that green tea (GTP) may process a strong anti fungal activity in reduced the symptoms expression of athlete's foot (tinea pedis), including redness, skin peeling, softening of the tissue.

Therefore, people with long term of athlete's foot (tinea pedis) may be beneficiary by applying the extract in practical use without inducing any adverse effects.

Taken together, green tea polyphenols may be considered as natural treatment of athlete's foot  (tinea pedis), however, due to the small sample size, researchers suggested that large sample size and multi centers investigation are necessary to re affirm this viability.

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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 Disilgold.com 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) Effects of a foot bath containing green tea polyphenols on interdigital tinea pedis by Ikeda S1, Kanoya Y, Nagata S.(PubMed)
(2) Athlete’s Foot (tinea pedis) by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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