Skin Care :: Tea may help heal skin damaged by radiation
Skin damage caused by radiation treatment in cancer patients can be treated with tea extracts and researchers believe that this might be due to anti-inflammatory properties of tea which are extremely beneficial to damaged skin.
Frank Pajonk, from the University of California in Los Angeles, USA, and colleagues from the University of Freiburg, Germany, studied the effects of green tea and black tea extracts on patients who had been treated with radiotherapy, which can damage the skin.
They also show that tea extracts reduce the duration of radiation-induced skin damage by up to 10 days in patients who received radiation treatment.
Both black tea and green tea inhibit one major inflammatory pathway in white blood cells, leading to less damage.
(Skin Care :: Tea may help heal skin damaged by radiation published at SpiritIndia on Monday, December 4, 2006)
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