Tea to help prevent eye disease

Now the catechins in Green Tea have been shown to pass from the gut into the structures of the eye, there is evidence they may be able to protect the eye from common diseases such as glaucoma.

Tea and glaucoma

There is new evidence that Green Tea may help fight glaucoma and other common eye diseases.  A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that the catechins in Green Tea actually pass from the stomach into the tissues of the eye and reduced oxidative stress – which has been linked to glaucoma. The effects of Green Tea catechins in reducing harmful oxidative stress in the eye lasted for up to 20 hours and so indicates that Green Tea consumption could benefit the eye against oxidative stress.


J. Agric. Food Chem., 2010, 58  (3), pp 1523–1534 .DOI: 10.1021/jf9032602


Publication Date (Web): January 19, 2010