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dc.contributor.authorRatnasooriya, W.D.
dc.contributor.authorFernando, T.S.P.
dc.contributor.authorMadubasliini, P.P.
dc.identifier.citationJ. Nat. Sci. Foundation Sn Lanka 2008 36 (i)179-181en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the thrombolytic potential of black tea [Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze.] in vitro, using Sri Lankan high grown Dust grade No: 1 black tea and goat blood. Different concentrations of tea were made in isotonic saline (2.5, 5, 10 and 20 mg/mL) and added to preclotted blood and the clot lysis activity was determined (in terms of weight and expressed as % of lysis) following 90 minute incubation at 37°C. The results showed that tea induced mild to moderate (121-520%) and significant (p < 0.05) clot lysis activity. This effect was dose-related. However, the clot lytic activity of black tea was markedly lower than streptokinase (0.1 mg/mL). It is concluded that Sri Lankan black tea possesses fast acting mild to moderate thrombolytic activity in vitro when tested on goat blood.
dc.titleIn vitro thrombolytic activity of Sri Lankan black tea (Camellia sinensis L.)en_US
dc.typeJournal abstracten_US
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