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  • Green tea is an aqueous infusion of dried unfermented leaves of Camellia sinensis (family Theaceae) from which numerous biological activities have been reported including antimutagenic, antibacterial, hypocholesterolemic, antioxidant, antitumor and cancer preventive activities [1].
  • (Theaceae), and their structures, each consisting of an epicatechin unit and a C-glucosidic ellagitannin moiety, were elucidated [2].
  • Jacaranone and its derivatives were isolated for the first time from Theaceae [3].
  • Kuntze (Theaceae) on streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats [4].


  1. Inhibitory effect of six green tea catechins and caffeine on the growth of four selected human tumor cell lines. Valcic, S., Timmermann, B.N., Alberts, D.S., Wächter, G.A., Krutzsch, M., Wymer, J., Guillén, J.M. Anticancer Drugs (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. Tannins of theaceous plants. V. Camelliatannins F, G and H, three new tannins from Camellia japonica L. Han, L., Hatano, T., Yoshida, T., Okuda, T. Chem. Pharm. Bull. (1994) [Pubmed]
  3. Jacaranone and related compounds from the fresh fruits of Ternstroemia japonica and their antioxidative activity. Jo, Y., Suh, J., Shin, M.H., Jung, J.H., Im, K.S. Arch. Pharm. Res. (2005) [Pubmed]
  4. Anti-hyperglycemic effect of black tea (Camellia sinensis) in rat. Gomes, A., Vedasiromoni, J.R., Das, M., Sharma, R.M., Ganguly, D.K. Journal of ethnopharmacology. (1995) [Pubmed]
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