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Can I Drink Hibiscus Tea While Pregnant
Stay away: A lot of herbal tea ingredients aren't recommended due to unknown effects. I'm sure the occasional bit of tea isn't any harm at all but I wouldn't drink them constantly without confirmation from your pediatrician and just stick to straight black or green tea. Hibiscus is on the list because, I believe, it can influence estrogen. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Why is my urine foamy? I have been drinking lots of beetroot water and hibiscus tea, could this be the cause?
Unclear, but...: The surest way to prove which leads to which is stopping its consumption for 1 week and see. It is okay to do so since these herbal teas are optional for life. If you wish to know more about life reality and care for health issues, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Thereby you will gain much insight on how to work well with the doctor and how to heighten self-care. ...Read more
Can my husband drink Hibiscus Tea if he is on Warfarin. He take 5mg. Daily. His INR has to be 2.0 to 3.0...Thank you?
Not sure: I couldn't find anything specifically about HIBISCUS tea, but tea in general can both antagonize warfarin (lower the INR) and also promote bleeding by interfering with platelet function which won't show up in the INR. That said, I'll bet a lot of people on warfarin drink tea, so if he loves tea, I'd say use it cautiously and monitor the INR. ...Read more
Hi all I had been drinking hibiscus tea for 3 days, 3cups a day, and I felt slight giddy each time I finish, what does it tell?
The first thing to do is to stop drinking three cups of hibiscus tea a day for about a week.
If you stop having the symptoms you will no how to proceed.
If the symptoms do not go away it is unlikely related to hibiscus tea and you should see your doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
Mostly stain: Regarding teeth. Assuming you are not putting anything in the tea, the only risks are stain and darkening. The stain will be removed when your teeth are cleaned, and you can whiten your teeth. ...Read more
Does drinking hibiscus tea cause infertility? I read that women in india use it as a contraceptive. I drink a lot every day, that's my concern.
No: It's absolute nonsense. That is not a contraceptive. It doesn't work, not even in india. ...Read more
I just had a laparotomy myomectomy to remove a very large fibroid, and I am still recovering (3rd week). Isit ok to drink raspberry and hibiscus tea.
Tea post op: Sure. You will be fine with this. ...Read more
I drank hibiscus tea and felt nauseaus after. I wanted to vomit and so I did. I felt better instantly. Is that just my body's way of releasing toxins or should I be worried?
Don't be worried: Because your body took care of the issue. Hibiscus tea is quite safe, even has some health benefits like reducing blood pressure. Plus, it's tasty! But maybe your body is saying you don't like it, or there was something else in it that didn't agree with you. I wouldn't worry too much about toxins being involved at all. ...Read more
If green tea can help prevent glaucoma, would teas like hibiscus also have this effect, since it has many antioxidants?
Wrong assumption: Green tea has been promoted as a palliative, even a cure, for multiple disease states. There is no evidence for its effectiveness in any of these conditions. That includes glaucoma. So a false assumption, that it can prevent glaucoma, then becomes expanded into - herbal teas and anything containing antioxidants as a curative. All of these need clinical testing; so far none are cures. ...Read more
Hi there. Will dexedrine decrease the efficacy of depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)? Will hibiscus tea decrease the efficacy?
Don't think so: Umm, there aren't too many approved uses for Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) that I know of. Is this really what you are taking? I don't think it would interfere with the action of depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) but it could certainly help contribute to a stroke. Hibiscus tea will not interfere. ...Read more
I'm newly pregnant & I just drank 2 cups of hibiscus tea & had 4 cups last week. I didn't know it was bad. Will I be okay or should I call the doctor?
I drank a hibiscus tea refresher yesterday. A few minutes later I felt dizzy, vision blurred, face numb, hot&flushed. Was this an allergic reaction?
Probably allergic: But then it may also be a chemical reaction from a contaminant in the tea refresher. I recommend that you consult a B/C allergist in your area to get this checked out because the reaction can be potentially more severe the next time around. Don't delay. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and drank an 8 oz glass of hibiscus tea. It's the first tea I've drank since pregnancy started. Should I go to ER?
Problems?: Are you having any side effects from drinking the tea? You can certainly go to the ER to be checked out (they will send you to L&D) but you did not mention any problems. Just drinking tea is not a cause for a hospital trip. ...Read more
Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?
Broad question but..: I know of no known interactions between these herbs and oral contraceptives. As to whether these have any affect on hormones, that is a very broad question. I found one website that says lemon verbena can help regulate menstrual cycles and help with PMS, but it did not provide references so I don't know if research confirms this. Lemon balm is thought to help regulate thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Good day doc. I wnt to ask f it s good or bad to drink bottled ice tea. Coz I've been dnking lyk 2 to 3 bottles a day. Thanks.
It's ok: Let's put it this way. 2-3 bottles of iced tea a day is probably not going to hurt you. The thing you worry about with increasing intake is the caffiene exposure. 'All things in moderation' is a good adage to live by. ...Read more
I have been drinking ice tea from a container that has mold in it. I'm not sure how long I've been drinking this. What's going to happen? Will I get s
Immune system active: Whether you know it or not, our immune systems are working everyday for us, often 'behind the scenes'. What you describe here sounds relatively harmless. We're exposed to moulds/bacteria/viruses--every day. If this was a problem, there would be noticeable symptoms which you don't have. The best thing to do is throw out that container and and watch for any mould next time. ...Read more
Tea benefits: Hello. Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols which have an anti-carcinogenic effect. The lighter the tea, the less it has been processed. White and green teas are especially helpful. Black teas have been dried and fermented. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based >>>. ...Read more
Not fully known: Mangosteen is a fruit rich in antioxidants and esp. Rich in compounds called xanthones that are anti-inflammatory & anti-microbial. Mangosteen is claimed to cure everything from bad breath to cancer but there is very little research on humans. Most of the claims are made by those selling it. It's more commonly used as a fruit than a tea but the tea is beneficial. More is probably better. See comment:. ...Read more
No such thing: Detox is such an appealing concept... It seems logical we can take a tea or herb or medical preparation and sweat or bathroom out all the carcinogens, toxins, bad food and bad habits we are exposed to. But sadly there is no magic bullet here... Colon cleansing, detoxifying, are all not helpful and can often be dangerous. Once stuff is in the colon, its already on its way out. ...Read more
Green tea: A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; phosphodiesterase which effects thermogenesis ; fat oxidation. The linus pauling institute reported a study indicating that green tea can assist w glycemic control. Additionally, green tea has a diuretic effect. ...Read more
The leaves contain: Antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. A study by maastricht university (holland) noted green tea has catechins ; caffeine w inhibition of o-methyl- transferase ; >>. ...Read more
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