Generic: Camellia sinensis
treats Oral leukoplakia/ carcinoma, Osteoporosis prevention, Colorectal cancer, Dental cavity prevention, Asthma, Stress, Diabetes, Metabolic enhancement, Heart attack prevention / cardiovascular risk, Mental performance/alertness, Cancer prevention, Weight loss, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and Memory enhancement
This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial- Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Cynthia Dacey, PharmD (Northeastern University); Minyichel Gezahegne, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Carolyn Williams Orlando, MA, PhD (Harvard University); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Mamta Vora, PharmD (Northeastern University); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Jen Woods, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).
BibliographyDISCLAIMER: Natural Standard developed the above evidence- based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.
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