Green tea is well known for its myriad of benefits, not the least of which are anti-cancer properties and bladder protection.

Green tea, or Camellia sinensis, is loaded with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a substance that wellness expert, Suzy Cohen asserts “provides powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fibrosis and cell protective benefits.”

She notes that green tea, used for its diuretic effect, rids the body of excess fluid. The relationship between green tea and the bladder can be particularly important. This connection is vital because too many incontinence sufferers default to drugs like anticholinergics, which may cause dry mouth and blurred vision, or bladder-toning topical estrogen that may put your reproductive organs at significant risk.

You need something simple: green tea.

According to Therapeutic Advances in Urology, 46 men experiencing bladder and urinary tract symptoms were studied for three months. Urinary flow, complete bladder emptying, and erectile dysfunction were investigated. Men who drank a green tea blend experienced relief in discomforts up to 35 percent.

If you’re prone to urinary tract infection, green tea is key for you too.

A study in Frontiers in Biology, revealed that green tea has an antibiotic effect, killing E. Coli in the bladder and urinary tract, and inhibiting deadly MRSA.

While green tea extract isn’t for everyone, it can be quite potent and fast acting. It is undeniably beneficial for some women experiencing post-menopausal bladder problems. It’s worth a discussion with your doctor.

Finally, there’s the benefits of green tea for cancer. Studies show that  female ingestion of black tea and powdered green tea decreases risk of developing bladder cancer. Research also reveals that green tea drinkers with bladder cancer, men in particular, have a better survival rate than non-drinkers. This probably indicates that green tea may help prostate cancer as well.

So, it seems that for the most part, drinking a bit of green tea is a simple way to improve bladder function and general health. Drink up!

Read the full article here: The Green Tea Pee Connection