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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 14, No. 10, 2015, pp. 1943-1949
Bioline Code: pr15254
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 14, No. 10, 2015, pp. 1943-1949

 en Health Benefits of Theanine in Green Tea: A Review
Liang, Yue-Rong; Liu, Chang; Xiang, Li-Ping & Zheng, Xin-Qiang


Theanine is an amide exclusively present in tea and some fungi, and is an important bioactive component of tea. The bioactive effects of theanine include antitumour, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, anti-stress activities, and the ability to improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. It also has protective effect on nerve cells against damage induced by environmental neurotoxins as well as on liver from injury induced by excessive alcohol intake. The bioactive functions of theanine as well as its pharmacokinetics are presented in this review.

Theanine; Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacology; Bioactive properties

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