Tea polyphenols have antichlamydial activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Biosynthesized tea polyphenols inactivate Chlamydia trachomatis in vitro.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jun;49(6):2501-3. PMID: 15917555
Biosynthesized tea polyphenols showed antichlamydial activity against Chlamydia trachomatis D/UW-3/Cx and L2/434/Bu using cell culture. The most active compounds were (-)-epigallocatechin gallate and (-)-epicatechin gallate, followed by (-)-epicatechin (EC). (+)-Epicatechin and (-)-epigallocatechin were intermediate. EC was the least toxic. These results warrant evaluation of tea polyphenols as topical antichlamydial agents.