Hepatoprotective and curative properties of Kombucha tea against carbon tetrachloride-induced toxicity.

  title={Hepatoprotective and curative properties of Kombucha tea against carbon tetrachloride-induced toxicity.},
  author={G S Murugesan and Muthuswamy Sathishkumar and Rasu Jayabalan and Arthur Raj Binupriya and Krishnasamy Swaminathan and Sei Eok Yun},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  volume={19 4},
Kombucha tea (KT) is sugared black tea fermented with a symbiotic culture of acetic acid bacteria and yeasts, which is said to be tea fungus. KT is claimed to have various beneficial effects on human health, but there is very little scientific evidence available in the literature. In the present study, KT along with black tea (BT) and black tea manufactured with tea fungus enzymes (enzyme-processed tea, ET) was evaluated for hepatoprotective and curative properties against CCl4-induced toxicity… 

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