epigallocatechin gallate(redirected from EGCg, EGCG)
epigallocatechin gallateAlternative pharmacology
A substance present in green tea that is an antioxidant, reduces blood pressure and lowers the total and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol, while raising the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
epigallocatechin gallate(ĕp″ĭ-găl′ō-kăt-ĕ-chĭn găl′lāt),
A polyphenol compound present in green tea that inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the laboratory. Its effect on patients with cancer is unknown.