epigallocatechin gallate

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epigallocatechin gallate

Alternative 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),

EGCg, EGCG

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.
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Matcha is known to have strong anti-cancer properties in the form of a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
Green Tea: Green tea is a rich source of a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a main ingredient of green tea, a common beverage in the world (6).
* Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a constituent of green tea phenols, has shown strong potential in human trials to prevent and treat skin cancer.
Green tea catechin, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG): mechanisms, perspectives and clinical applications.
Catechins of green tea include epicatechin-3-gallate (ECG), epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), epicatechin (EC) and epigallocatechin (EGC).
For this study, the researchers took a look at two compounds: EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a key ingredient in green tea, and FA, or ferulic acid, which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats.
Its major ingredient, (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23096708) EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) has been observed to limit the production of sebum and inhibiting the growth of P.acnes on the skin of those with already have acne. 
Green tea, derived from leaves of Camilla sinensis, is rich in polyphenols including catechin, epicatechin gallate and epigallocatechin-3-gallate and has been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of metabolic disorders, including hypertension, obesity and cardiovascular disease.
A plant phenol, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), interferes with oxidative damage to cells, thereby perhaps helping it protect against cancer as well as memory loss.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a major ingredient of catechin polyphenols in green tea and is considered to be one of the most bioactive chemical compounds due to its strong antioxidant properties [7].
One such chemical is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGC).