Table 3: Effects of green tea extract, EGCG, black tea extract, and theaflavins on killing of a F. nucleatum pre-formed biofilm.

From: Tea polyphenols inhibit the growth and virulence properties of Fusobacterium nucleatum

CompoundMBC (μg/ml)Relative killing (%)
5 min15 min30 min
Green tea extract100024.25 ± 11. 1836.33 ± 14.4554.40 ± 9.13
EGCG100018.04 ± 15.1142.70 ± 2.3462.44 ± 7.03
Black tea extract20000 ± 24.390 ± 7.4334.6 ± 9.15
Theaflavins5000 ± 13.550 ± 16.4841.26 ± 11.93
Chlorhexidine40 ± 8.608.35 ± 2.6314.22 ± 1.50
  1. Chlorhexidine was used as a positive control.