Compound in green tea increases regulatory T cells

Why would you care? Because that one compound “found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of regulatory T cells that play a key role in immune function and suppression of autoimmune disease, according to new research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University”.

Green tea is SCD legal, but should be limited to no more than two cups per day.

And here’s your link.

6 Responses to “Compound in green tea increases regulatory T cells”

  1. 1 Anne June 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Hi, I enjoy your blog and all your info, even if some of it is (well) above my level of self-education. I am very interested in green tea (being a real fan of it…) and intestinal trouble (having a lot of it…) so I’m curious – if it’s SCD legal, why do you think it should be limited? Do you think matcha, where the tealeaves are drunk not just steeped, contains more beneficial stuff/more harmful stuff than just the steeped kind? Thanks, if you have the time to give me your view.

  2. 5 Chrissy January 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Would you know of matcha green tea is acceptable on SCDiet?

    • 6 Paul Stocker January 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm


      Short answer: I don’t know.

      Longer answer: Elaine said that green tea is legal, but should be limited to two cups per day. Wikipedia says that matcha is “specially grown and processed”. If nothing is added to the tea leaves to make matcha as the article implies then matcha perhaps could be used the same as other green teas. However, with matcha the leaf is consumed with the liquid whereas non-matcha teas only the liquid from steeping is consumed. Maybe this makes a difference, maybe it doesn’t.

      My advice: “When in doubt, leave it out.” Or if you decide to use it, log your reactions carefully.


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