White Tea and its Germs Killing Properties
by George Andon on Jul 20, 2022
White could be the newest "it" hue when it comes to tea. White tea outperforms green tea in recent research on germ-fighting, and it may even help avoid common diseases.
The streptococcus (strep) bacteria that cause infections, pneumonia, and tooth decay were shown to be inactivated and their development halted by a white tea extract, according to research.
According to microbiologist and professor at Pace University Milton Schiffenbauer, PhD, research shows that green tea boosts the immune system's ability to fight disease. According to our research, white tea extract can truly kill disease-causing organisms in vitro.
The work was presented at the American Society for Microbiology's 104th General Meeting in New Orleans.
White Tea Eliminates Germs
In studies conducted in the lab, researchers evaluated how well white and green tea extracts inhibited the development of bacteria and inactivated viruses.
According to the study, white tea extract was noticeably superior to green tea extract in killing bacteria.
The study also revealed that using white tea extract in regular toothpaste improved its capacity to eliminate germs and may aid in cavity prevention.
According to research, white tea extract may contain antiviral and antifungal properties and might be exploited in the development of future disease-prevention therapies.