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The smoothie for prevention and treatment of Lichen planus
Yield: 2 serving (about 8 ounce each)
1 1/2 cup tomato
1 cup green tea drink (Make from 4 grams of green tea and a cup of hot water lipped for 5 minutes, and let cool to room temperature)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree about 1 minute
2. Blend on high speed about 1 minute or until the mixture is thick and the ice is well crushed.
3. Serve immediately
The finding of a natural source for treatment of Lichen planus has been running into many obstacles, many ingredients showed initially with promising result in animal studies have not produced same potentials in large sample size and mutli centers human trials.
Recent studies back by renowned institutions, conveyed that green tea(3) may be holding a key for extracting natural ingredient for reduced early onset and treatment of Lichen planus(LP).
Green tea has been a precious drink in traditional Chinese culture and used exceptional in socialization for more than 4000 thousand years. Due to its commercial values and health effects, green tea now has been cultivated all over the world in suitable climate. In the study of the effects of plant extracts/polyphenols on oral health, polyphenols (stilbenes, flavonoids and proanthocyanidins) found abundantly in green tea and berry may be the most effective in against oral chronic degenerative and inflammatory diseases(3)., including lichen planus(LP).
According Dr. Zhang J. and Dr. Zhou G. green tea ameliorated Oral lichen planus (OLP) through regulated on activation, normal T-cell expressed, and secreted of RANTES (CCL5) chemokine as well as signaling involved in the pathogenesis of OLP(4).
Lycopene, found in tomato also exhibited anti lichen planus in the prevention of various oral diseases, according to the Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College(5).
In a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, lycopene exhibited (84%) reduction in burning sensation than in the placebo group (67%), attenuated oxidative stress in the management of oral lichen planus(6).
(2) Alterations in Lipid Metabolism and Antioxidant Status in Lichen Planus by Panchal FH1, Ray S2, Munshi RP1, Bhalerao SS1, Nayak CS2.(PubMed)
(3) Plant polyphenols and oral health: old phytochemicals for new fields by Varoni EM1, Lodi G, Sardella A, Carrassi A, Iriti M.(PubMed)
(5) Role of Lycopene in Preventing Oral Diseases as a Nonsurgical Aid of Treatment by Gupta S1, Jawanda MK2, Arora V3, Mehta N4, Yadav V5.(PubMed)
(6) Lycopene in the management of oral lichen planus: a placebo-controlled study by Saawarn N1, Shashikanth MC, Saawarn S, Jirge V, Chaitanya NC, Pinakapani R.(PubMed)