Studies on black tea (Camellia sinensis) extract as a potential antioxidant and a probable radioprotector.

@article{Pal2013StudiesOB,
  title={Studies on black tea (Camellia sinensis) extract as a potential antioxidant and a probable radioprotector.},
  author={Sandip Pal and Chabita Saha and Subrata Kumar Dey},
  journal={Radiation and environmental biophysics},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={269-78}
}
Positive health effects of tea (Camellia sinensis) on a wide range of physiological problems and diseases are well known and are in part due to its copious antioxidant content. The effect of black tea extract (BTE), which is rich in polyphenolic antioxidants, against the consequences of radiation exposure has not been properly identified. The functional properties of BTE were analyzed and its radioprotective effect on V79 cells was explored in the present study. BTE scavenged free radicals and… CONTINUE READING