Centuries old antidote in the form of a rich antioxidant i.e. green tea continues to be very popular among the Chinese and Japanese. The earlier generations believed much of injuries within the body could be cured by green tea. Recent studies have indicated a host of health benefits with consumption of green tea. Now green tea can be considered beneficial to promote healthy teeth and gums. Its significant role has been to reduce inflammation and prevent periodontal bacteria to cause damage to the gums. It would be necessary to say that maintaining healthy gums is critical in maintaining a healthy body. One should also remember that green tea is not a replacement for regular brushing and flossing.
Abundant components of green tea are Catechins, Theanine, Vitamins B2, C, Folic acid, B-Carotene, Vitamin E, Saponins, Fluorine, Y-aminobutyric acid, minerals, Chlorophyll and fragrance components. Catechin fraction, which constitutes up to 30% of the dry leaf weight. There is good evidence that the catechin components of green tea are responsible for the observed antibacterial activity specially against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Anecdotal reports have quoted to state the antimicrobial properties of Catechins.