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Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 10  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 112 - 116

Medicinal Use of Camellia sinensis on Lactose Intolerance

M. Amutha, R. Arunachalam, M. Umamaheswari, A. Usharamalakshmi, S. Ramakrishnan and G. Annadurai    

Abstract: The present investigation was aimed at to test different Camellia sinensis (tea) extracts such as Magholai (I), 3 roses (II) and chakra gold (III) for their lactose reduction capability in milk with more lactose. Cow, goat, buffalo and two commercial milk samples such as KC and Star were tested for its lactose content. Among these buffalo milk as used as a control due to its high content of lactose (8 mL dL-1). Buffalo milk was treated by tea extracts I, II and III and 0.018, 0.018 and 0.042 mg dL-1 of lactose content were found. Its reveals that the lactose content of milk was well reduced by adding tea extracts and also its suggested peoples to have milk with herbal extracts (tea) who have gastrointestinal problems.

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