Green Tea Extract

Green Tea Extract and Cervical Cancer/Warts

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The Greatness of Green Tea

Green Tea Extract is one of the many great ingredients in Papillex™.

Green Tea, also known by its Latin name Camellia sinensis, is high in compounds called polyphenols. Polyphenols are naturally occurring chemicals abundant in plants that have beneficial properties to human health.

The polyphenols found in green tea are specifically beneficial in boosting the immune system in people with HPV. Two polyphenols, in particular, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and polyphenol E are effective in the treatment of cervical lesions and warts caused by HPV.

These master players, EGCG and polyphenol E, are antioxidants that help protect cells from oxidative stress and fight inflammation. EGCG is also associated with relaxation and keeping you alert. It is now recognized for the prevention of several conditions including autoimmune disease, heart disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and Alzheimer’s. 

What does the research say?

A handful of studies have begun investigating the use of green tea extract on HPV clearance, preventing cervical cancer, and eliminating genital warts caused by HPV. Green tea has been shown to influence a variety of mechanisms that are favorable towards preventing and treating HPV-related lesions.

Most notably, green tea extract has been found to play a role in regulating immune molecules called T cells. T cells are important immune system modulators. EGCG from green tea extract has been found to increase the production of T regulatory cells, helping regulate and balance the immune response. 

Green Tea

How do these compounds impact HPV?

A review investigating the potential mechanism of action of green tea extract on HPV cells found that EGCG and polyphenol E specifically stopped the spread of HPV-related cancer cells by halting cervical epithelial and cancer cell growth. The study also found the compounds had a greater effect on squamous cells and less in adenocarcinoma cells. EGCG was also found to have a stronger growth inhibition than polyphenol E. 

One study conducted in South Korea of 51 patients evaluated the use of green tea extracts, polyphenol E and EGCG, in a form of ointment or capsule in patients with mild to severe cervical dysplasia. The local ointment was applied to half the participants twice a week. The patients that received the oral treatment took 200 mg capsules every day for 8-12 weeks.

The findings showed an overall reduction of 69% of cervical dysplasia lesions in patients who received green tea extracts, compared to only 10% improvement in the group with no green tea treatment. The participants in the ointment application had a slightly better response.

Jasmine Green Tea

How is green tea extract used to clear HPV warts?

Warts are another pesky symptom of HPV. Green tea extract has been studied as a treatment option for both plantar warts and genital warts caused by HPV. 

A study in the British Journal of Dermatology has found the topical treatment of green tea to be both effective and safe. The study used an ointment containing 10% green tea catechins and evaluated over 1000 adults with external genital and perianal warts. The participants that used the ointment containing green tea extract were found to be 2-folds more effective than the participants without green tea in their ointment. The green tea cleared existing warts and prevented recurrence 12 weeks after treatment.

All of 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 warts.

Is it safe for me to take?

Green tea has an excellent safety profile in moderate doses, both orally and topically, and is associated with many health benefits ranging from heart health to anti-cancer properties

The efficacy and safety of this topical green tea extract were confirmed by one of the few clinical trials available, including 397 adults with HPV genital warts. People who applied the treatment 3 times a day had complete clearance of warts in 16 weeks.

Topical Green Tea Cream

So, do I just drink a lot of tea?

Now you may be wondering, how many cups of green tea do I need to be drinking to benefit from these positive effects? 

Unfortunately, to get enough of the green tea catechins to have an actual effect on prevention and healing, you would need to drink a ridiculous amount of green tea every day. Something in the 20 to 30 cup-per-day range! Nevertheless, the data does suggest that regular and high consumption of green tea may contribute to the prevention of cervical cancer. 

To obtain the optimal dose, we recommend consuming green tea extract as a supplement. Luckily, there are many high-quality products, including Papillex™, that can provide you with a therapeutic dose to help your body naturally rid of HPV.

What about topical application?

The FDA approved a topical cream called Veregen®, a standardized extract of green tea leaves, containing 85% catechins, most abundant being EGCG. The compound is also being evaluated for its use in skin cancers like basal cell carcinoma. The topical cream can be applied in a thin layer twice daily to affected areas.  

Natural Green Tea

How Can Papillex Help?

Attaining the therapeutic daily dosage of green tea can be a challenge without supplementation. Papillex has made it easy for you, combining high-quality therapeutic level extracts of EGCG from green tea containing in combination with several ingredients that work together to boost the immune system to respond to HPV naturally. 

Papillex is a simple and effective way to support your body and immune health.


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