Organo-Protective Effect of Moringa oleifera (Moringa) and Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) against Histopathological Damage in Monosodium Glutamate-induced Oxidative-Stressed Rats.
Over the years, plant materials have been sources of medicine. Ayurveda and other Indian literature mention the use of plants in treatment of various human ailments. Traditional system
of medicine has been found to have many utilities in treatment of various diseases.
GT has been associated with lowering the risk of cancer, lowering the risk of coronary heart disease and improvement of oral health. It has been found to have antimicrobial health benefits
and antioxidant properties. There are also suggestions that GT extracts offer protection against bone loss, body weight control, anti-hypertensive properties, solar ultraviolet protection, neuroprotective properties and anti-fibrotic properties. GT therefore provides a very interesting beverage with potential for a variety of medicinal uses and health promoting benefits.
Catalase is an important cellular antioxidant enzyme that defends against oxidative stress found in the peroxisomes of most aerobic cells. It serves to protect the cell from toxic effects of high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide by catalysing its decomposition into molecular oxygen and water. Thus, estimation of catalase activity is a good indicator of oxidative stress in experimental animals. This study provided a pharmacological insight for the potential use of GT, MO extracts and their combination in alleviating common medical conditions through the antioxidant properties and raises the possibility of its potential clinical usefulness. However, further studies into its pharmocotoxicity would be necessary before clinical recommendations.
Adv Food Technol Nutr Sci Open J. 2019; 5(1): 26-37. doi: 10.17140/AFTNSOJ-5-154