With the Zika virus in the headlines, it has many worried about the possibility of contracting this virus. Although there are people working on vaccines to prevent the virus, I would rather use natural preventative measures than take the vaccine. I am definitely not interested in a drug that has been created and approved to prevent and/or treat this virus when there is another more natural, possibly less damaging alternative. Isn’t it great to know that your cup of green tea may actually help prevent zika virus infection?
Studies are promising in showing that a component that may actually prevent infection from the zika virus is available in green tea. The compound is called EGCG and it has been found to have antiviral properties which would be a natural alternative to a vaccine. (Read More)