Black tea extract, thearubigin fraction, counteracts the effect of tetanus toxin in mice.


The aim of this study was to find an inactivating substance for tetanus toxin in natural foodstuff. Tetanus toxin (4 micrograms/ml) abolished indirect twitches in In vitro mouse phrenic nerve-diaphragm preparations within 2.5 hr. Hot water infusion of black tea mixed with tetanus toxin blocked the inhibitory effect of the toxin. Mixing the toxin with… (More)


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