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How does orthosiphon help in weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Yes-diuretic effect: It can aid in weight loss due to fluid loss, however, if fluids are not also taken it can cause kidney damage. Understand that any weight lost from taking orthosiphon is water weight, so this is not a permanent weight loss solution - orthosiphon called java tea.

Answered 11/26/2013

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

See below: It can aid in weight loss due to fluid loss, however, if fluids are not also taken it can cause kidney damage. Understand that any weight lost from taking orthosiphon is water weight, so this is not a permanent weight loss solution. I would not recommend..See your md for help in your weigh loss goals.

Answered 5/7/2013

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