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anti-inflammatory activity of indian black tea (sikkim variety).in this study, the anti-inflammatory (in reference to the cardinal signs of inflammation) and other related pharmacological activities of the hot water extract of black tea (camellia sinensis, sikkim variety) were evaluated along with certain standard drugs. the extract showed significant inhibitory activity against carrageenin, histamine, serotonin and prostaglandin-induced pedal inflammation. the extract inhibited exudative inflammation. the tea extract also inhibited cotton pellet-induced gra ...200515629264
(-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate in camellia sinensis leaves from himalayan region of sikkim: inhibitory effects against biochemical events and tumor initiation in sencar mouse skin.recently, we and others showed that the components of green tea may be useful cancer chemopreventive agents. it has been suggested that (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (egcg), the major constituent in green tea, may possess antitumor-promoting and/or anticarcinogenic effects in rodent tumor bioassay systems. during the chemical analysis of various green tea products, we found a traditionally preserved preparation of green tea used by tribes in the himalayan region of sikkim, india that was rich i ...19921408948
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