Liquorice, Green Tea and Antiinflammatory Properties
Liquorice, Green Tea and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
Rheumatoid arthritis an inflammatory disease which is caused by excess oxidative stress and manifested by inflammatory biomarkers (e.g. TNF, Prostaglandins etc.). Drugs can be used but can have serious side-effects. Safe natural approaches could be a potential alternative.
Certain Food types are a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory constituents. We have seen on this website how phenolic compounds could work in terms of their antioxidant activity on patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Amongst the candidates are Fish oil, primrose oil, extracts of black cumin, fenugreek, liquorice, coriander, tomato, carrot, sweet potato, broccoli, Green Tea, rosemary, hazelnut, walnut and wheat germ. Positive changes in inflammatory biomarkers were seen when studied by Al-Okbi.
Results of these studies suggest the natural products studied possess beneficial effect toward chronic inflammatory diseases and Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutraceuticals like Liquorice and Green Tea may serve as complementary medicine for the management of Rheumatoid arthritis.
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