Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections
Which plant should we give for which skin disease? There have been thousands of studies published to date about the health effects of green tea, but only recently researchers are beginning to look for the possibility of using green tea for the prevention and treatment of infections. Patents on antibacterials have also been taken, the antifungal and antiviral properties of tea.
Let’s look at some of the evidence. In terms of fungal infections, the compounds of green tea show strong antifungal activity against the main cause of mycosis, fungal nail infections, itching in the groin and tapeworm, comparable, in some cases, with powerful antifungal medications such as fluconazole. Okay, but it’s in a Petri dish. How about a green tea foot bath with fungus between your toes? Apparently tea leaves were once used as a natural remedy for fungi.
So why not check? And really, once a day, 15 minutes of foot bath resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms compared to the control group. Green tea baths also seem to help in atopic dermatitis associated with fungi, although there was no control group, and strong green tea can help clear the candida yeast poorly cleaned dentures.
What about the bacteria that cause plaque and gingivitis? Even mouthwash with 2% green tea is effective. Yes, you must be able to control the plaque only with proper tooth brushing and dental floss, but with a focus on “right” – most people do not brush their teeth for the recommended 4 minutes a day; and so mouth water diluted with green tea can help.
Now, in terms of the ability to kill bacteria in the plaque, green tea was defeated by a lime garlic roast, but i think i will stick to green tea, thank you very much, blak, especially when green tea does not seem to kill bacteria directly, but also the antibacterial properties of the saliva after drinking. How about green tea against acne? Six weeks of using 2% green tea lotion reduces the number of buds more than half and significantly reduces the severity of the condition, which makes it a cheap treatment for acne.
Impetigo is another bacterial skin infection that can affect the face, but green tea ointment can lead to an 80% cure rate, along with antibiotics topically or locally administered. What about bladder infections? We know that a certain concentration of green tea compounds can kill a species of E. coli that causes urinary tract infections.
The question then is how much green tea you should drink, to reach that concentration in your bladder? And it turns out not much. Only one cup of tea can have an effect, but you may need to take a few glasses during the day, as it is cleared from the body in about 8 hours. So, where have we come so far? Test tube data looks good, but a separate study is still underway, to have this checked; and so, for now, can only be used as a complementary therapy for bladder infections.
But with emerging drug-resistant organisms, green tea certainly has potential. But wait a minute. If it’s so good at killing bacteria, if we drink green tea, are we also killing the beneficial bacteria in the gut? No, this is an amazing thing, great advantage over other bacteria killers – has no effect on our intestinal flora. But this may not actually be true. Drinking green tea can actually increase the amount of beneficial bacteria, acting as a prebiotic and thus improves the middle of the large intestine.
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