Nephritis is defined as a condition of inflammation of the nephrons in the kidneys. E. Prevention E.2. Phytochemicals to prevent glomerulonephritis 1. (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) In the study of Glomerulonephritis therapy: is there a role for green tea?, researchers at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistrasse 52, showed that (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) treatment ameliorates renal inflammation, tissue damage, and loss …