The U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a study looking at black tea, and the agency found that the protective compound in black tea could help protect the body from the trichomoniasis parasite.
The agency discovered that many strains of T. vagilanis is resistant to metronidazole, and the parasite growth tied to trichomoniasis could increase one’s HIV vulnerability and hinder their ability to reproduce.
The report suggested Tomatine could prevent Trichomonas strains from growing in cattle, cats and humans. This is the same report that noted natural foods may be used to stop the development of trichomoniasis.
research team with the University of the Pacific team looked at
edible plans to stop the growth of pathogenic microbes and if the
ingredients could break down the microbes’ cell membranes.
were 10 solutions developed from the powdered edible plants including
two black tea extracts, two green tea extracts and jujube fruit, red
wine grape side extract, pomegranate seeds and pomegranate fruit
extract. These solutions were noted as changing the three strains –
foetus D3; T.vaginalis G3; and feline T foetus C1 – into
theaflavins ingredient in black tea was noted as to have the same
absorption, and its extracts were the only solutions that hindered
the three strains. It was the G3 strain that was the most susceptible
to natural treatment methods. The most powerful effects came from
black tea extracts; theaflavin extracts had lower levels than what
was listed in the sample.
theaflavins were noted to use the same way to halt protozoa while
theaflavins left the body’s lactobacilli bacteria alone. Green tea
catechins had an impact on the D1 and G3 strains but no effects on C1
the seed extract could inhibit the G3 strains, it was actually the
pomegranate fruit extracts were far more effective in hindering the
strains. Both types of pomegranate extracts had similar effects on
the C1 strains but failed to make an impact on D1 strains. There was
minimal effect on the strains by the jujube extracts.
most resistant strains to natural inhibition are the C1 strains but
were highly susceptible to grade seed extract.
According to the team, more research looking at black tea and tomatine extracts should be conducted to use as a natural treatment for trichomoniasis.