posted on Aug, 27 2013 @ 09:50 AM
The article cited in the OP is referring to the benefits of utilizing green tea with salt to create a coating to be applied to medical devices prior
to surgical implantation to prevent them from later infection.
Devices such as pacemakers, artificial joints like hips and knees are prone to harboring nastys like MRSA, and must be replaced in MRSA patients,
otherwise the device will reinfect the patient over and over again.
Although its well documented the many health benefits of various uses of tea, this article is about the antibacterial coating this combination
produces on synthetic medical devices prior surgical implantation, and how it protects the device from becoming post surgically infected.
All the salt does is chemically alter the tea to create a polimer that prevents the coating from being washed off/removed easily from the
plastic/metal parts of the device.
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