Study: EGCG (green tea extr) inhibits babesia significantly

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Lapis_29
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   Posted 2/21/2018 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
this is surprising to me, and yet good also

/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20025823

Inhibitory effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate from green tea on the growth of Babesia parasites.


Abstract

(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the major tea catechin and accounts for 50-80% of the total catechin in green tea. (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, and anti-trypanocidal activities. This report describes the inhibitory effect of (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate on the in vitro growth of bovine Babesia parasites and the in vivo growth of the mouse-adapted rodent babesia B. microti.

The in vitro growth of the Babesia species was significantly (P<0.05) inhibited in the presence of micromolar concentrations of EGCG (IC50 values=18 and 25 microM for B. bovis, and B. bigemina, respectively). The parasites showed no re-growth at 25 microM for B. bovis and B. bigemina in the subsequent viability test. The drug significantly (P<0.05) inhibited the growth of B. microti at doses of 5 and 10 mg/kg body weight, and the parasites completely cleared on day 14 and 16 post-inoculation in the 5 and 10 mg/kg treated groups, respectively.

These findings highlight the potentiality of (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate as a chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of babesiosis.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 2/21/2018 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
EGCG is in the bartonella and mycoplasma protocols. Can't recall if it's in the babesia protocol or not.

If you plan to use this, be sure to read Buhner's full instructions on its use.

goshawk
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   Posted 2/21/2018 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information, I do take it every day after lunchtime for Bart, but happy to hear it helps with babesia too.

NicHostetler
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   Posted 2/21/2018 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
WalkingbyFaith said...
EGCG is in the bartonella and mycoplasma protocols. Can't recall if it's in the babesia protocol or not.

If you plan to use this, be sure to read Buhner's full instructions on its use.


Are his instructions in his Healing Lyme book or coinfection book?

I see on his website it suggest 400mg daily. Is there more to it?
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