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Chinese medicine’s “tea oil” found to help prevent scarring of lung tissue due to antioxidants

Tea oil camellia (Camellia oleifera) is a Chinese plant most known as the source of tea seed oil, a sweet-smelling, herbal oil with a multitude of uses. The seeds of teal oil camellia have been the subject of interest for quite some time due to their pharmaceutical potential. This potential is what compelled a team of researchers to assess the possible applications of this plant in preventing pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic and progressive lung disease that affects tens of thousands across the globe. Come the end of their study, the researchers discovered that tea oil camellia extract could indeed prevent this condition, and protect the lungs as well.  Read more...

 

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