The benefits of green tea
A recent study discovered that drinking green tea daily for 12 weeks helps improve the activity of systemic lupus erythematosus disease together with other aspects of life. Aside from that, studies have shown that the presence of lupus is surprisingly lower in countries where green tea is part of every one's diet. This may be because of the potent polyphenols in green tea that contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s even possible to apply green tea directly on the skin with rashes, considering it as one of lupus’ symptoms. This claim is proven in a study conducted by the Medical College of Georgia wherein the researchers use green tea polyphenols to protect the salivary gland cells from autoimmune-induced pathological changes. They also found a considerable decrease of SLE markers by doing so.