EGCG (Tea Polyphenol) has Therapeutic Potential for Treatment of Coronavirus Diseases?

For those interested in leads on prevention of coronavirus diseases, here are some conclusions of a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. 

  • “EGCG is an abundant tea polyphenol in brewed green tea, and many reports provide evidence that EGCG can efficiently block 3CL protease, an essential enzyme for coronavirus replication.”
  •  “Moreover, additional coronavirus targets of EGCG such as RdRp and spike protein have been proposed.”
  •  “Finally, EGCG treatment interferes with the replication of coronaviruses in cell culture systems.”

Consult the full study here.

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