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The Potential Role of Green Tea and its Main Constituent (Epigallocatechin -3-Gallate) in Pain Relief: A Mechanistic Review

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Sajad Sahab Negah, Hamed Ghazavi, Farzaneh Vafaee, Roghayeh Rashidi, Ahmad Reza Aminian and Fatemeh Forouzanfar*   Pages 1 - 7 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Medicinal plants and dietary supplements may provide an effective and safe treatment for pain relief. Green tea is one of the most common beverages with many several pharmacological activities. The results of various studies have indicated that green tea possesses antinociceptive effects. Many of the protective effects of green tea in the aspect of pain relief are attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Epigallocatechin ‐3‐gallate (EGCG) as one of the major phytochemical components in green is effective in the management of pain through suppression of inflammation and oxidative stress. We reviewed the effects of green tea on pain and also, discussed its mechanisms in pain relief. This review suggests that green tea can be a safe and often effective treatment for pain.

Keywords:

Camellia sinensis, antioxidant, green tea, Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate, pain, anti-inflammatory

Affiliation:

Neuroscience Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Neuroscience Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Neuroscience Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Pharmacological Research Center of Medicinal Plants, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Medical Toxicology Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Neuroscience Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad



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