Green Tea catechins

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mumbles
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   Posted 5/7/2009 3:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried drinking a lot of green tea or taking green tea supplements to help their symptoms? Green tea has catechins that are thought to a natural TNF inhibitor.
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Christine1946
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   Posted 5/7/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
    
     When I was flaring last year I drank quite a bit of green tea.  Yes, it does have a soothing influence on the digestive tract.  At least I found it so.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Sara14
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   Posted 5/7/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Green tea is supposed to be very healthy, but you also have to remember that it usually has caffeine and that bothers some people.
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mumbles
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   Posted 5/7/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, but some green tea supplements are decaffeinated.
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ThePostmodernIrony
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   Posted 5/7/2009 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Even decaffeinated has a small about of caffeine (check the box) but I guess it's offset by the benefits of the tea. I try with some honey, but sometimes I wonder if I need to drop the honey.
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Past Meds: Azasan (Imuran) - piercing chest pains after six days so tried different brand aka Azathioprine - morning nausea /didn't really help after more than 6 months, dicyclomine (still flared), Remicade - 7 treatments (stopping because no dramatic changes), allergy shots (03-07), levbid, prednisone (been off since nov. 08!), rowasa
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