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Immunological response of gingival tissue injected by green tea

Authors: Dilyar A. Baban دليار بابان --- Lekaa Mahmood لقاء محمود --- Nabil Eelia نبيل اليا
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: 4 Pages: 95-99
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Green tea has many beneficial effects on the body. The recent era is all about herbal treatment ofvarious diseases and green tea is one of the best tonics for healthy well beings. This study examined theimmunological response of sulcular injection of green tea on gingival health using a rabbit model.Methods: Twenty male rabbit weighted 1-1.5 kg of the same species. Blood samples were taken for each normalrabbits before sulcular injection with 5% green tea solution, blood drown after three days of the injection forimmunological assessment by measuring of IL-1β, TNF-α and INF-γ.Results: Study showed there was a highly significant decrease in mean concentration of IL-1β, TNF-α after injectionwith 5% green tea solution(P< 0.01), while a significant elevation was observed in mean concentration of INF-γ afterinjected with the same solution(P<0.05).Conclusion: Green tea sulcular injection had beneficial effect on the periodontal health condition, thus green teacan be used safely and successfully in oral field.


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The antioxidant effect of sulcular injection of green tea

Authors: Dilyar A. Baban دليار بابان --- Lekaa Mahmood لقاء محمود --- Nabil Eelia نبيل ايليا
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2012 Volume: 24 Issue: special issue 2 Pages: 112-117
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Green tea is a popular neutraceutical as an antioxidant. The association between tea consumption,especially green tea, and human health has long been appreciated.The aim of this study was to examine the antioxident effect of sulcular injection of green tea to evaluate its use inperiodontal treatment.Methods: Fifty –five male rabbit weighted 1-1.5 kg of the same species divided into three groups. The first group,group A, (test group) received 50ìL/Kg of green tea dissolved in distilled water, the 2nd group, group B, receiveddistilled water. The last group, group C, (control group) received no injection. Blood samples were taken at a timeinterval of (1, 3, 42, 72,168) hours for biochemical analysis of vitamin C and Malondialdehyde (MDA).Results: Study showed there was a highly significant increase in mean concentration of serum vitamin C three hoursafter sulcular injection with 5%green tea extract (P<0.01),while a significant decrease in mean concentration ofserum MDA after injection at the same time with the same extract(P<0.05).Conclusion: Green tea injected into sulcular had beneficial antioxidant effect, thus green tea can be used safelyand successfully in periodontal treatment

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