Green tea helps reduce inflammation in arthritis
Green tea can also affect the action of other drugs such as reducing the effects of medications for blood pressure and heart disease, thinning the blood due to the vitamin K content in the tea.
It is not recommended to combine green tea with other stimulants.
Although green tea can help prevent and reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, it should not be used in place of conventional medications.
Monitor which side effects and drug interactions of green tea may occur during use.
Research shows that the catechins found in green tea can help prevent and relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammation is part of the body’s normal response to injury.
However, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the inflammation becomes chronic or prolonged, causing pain to the person.
Researchers believe that antioxidants may reduce the severity of RA symptoms.
Green tea is believed to prevent and treat RA due to its catechin antioxidants.
Catechins that help prevent inflammatory processes in green tea come in two types, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG).
EGCG has better antioxidant capacity than vitamins C and E, accounting for about 59% of all catechins in green tea.