Green tea has been shown to influence a variety of mechanisms which are favorable towards preventing and/or treating HPV related lesions. Green tea’s healing ability comes from the plants catechins, a group of powerful anti-oxidants that include epicatechin and epigallocatechin gallate just to name a few. Here’s the most recent scoop on the benefits of these catechins for HPV:
Another groups of researchers looked at both green tea ointment and capsulses in treating women with HPV-related cervical dysplasia. A group of 51 women with cervical lesions were divided into 4 groups and 39 patients were placed in an untreated control group. There was a 69% positive response rate in the group of women treated with green tea extract compared to a 10% response in the untreated placebo group! (Ahn et al, 2003).
This promising research shows that green tea extract can serve as a worthwhile natural therapy for men and women with HPV associated cervical lesions (CIN) or genital warts.