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Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Is tea a diuretic?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
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Is tea a diuretic?

Some: Caffeinated teas can act as diuretics. Dark teas are generally caffeine rich. ...Read more

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Is decaf tea a diuretic?

decaf: Decaffeinated tea usually doesn't cause diuresis.

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Is licorice tea a stimulant?

Is licorice tea a stimulant?

Not really, no: Licorice is not really a stimulant. But one animal study does show that licorice extract (not tea) might have antidepressant-like activity on par with Imipramine or prozac (fluoxetine). Please note that swim tests in rats do not equal antidepressant effects in humans, though. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16443316?dopt=abstract. ...Read more

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Is pepermint a diuretic?

Is pepermint a diuretic?

No.: Peppermint oil via enteric-coated preparations is used in irritable bowel syndrome. A formula containing menthol ; terpenes helps dissolve gallstones. Menthol ; peppermint oil applied on the upper chest during rest eases breathing during colds. Peppermint tea contains polyphenols with antiviral activity. Menthol cream/ ointment can be used in inflammatory conditions of the musculo-skeletal system. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal tea as good as green tea for weight loss?

Is it true that herbal tea as good as green tea for weight loss?

To lose weight cal: Burned must > calories consumed. Don't know of herbals ; wt loss. 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 diuretic effect. ...Read more

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Is "herbal tea" a green tea?

No: Green tea is tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. Herbal tea is derived from herbs. ...Read more

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Is lipton pure green tea good for you?

Is lipton pure green tea good for you?

Very good but...: Green tea is proven to have many health benefits;it is rich in antioxidants like catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect.Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, prevents many different cancers, protects the liver. Lipton is fine but i prefer organic teas.See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm. ...Read more

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Which green tea is good for you? Do i get bottled green tea or is the green tea bags?

In general: In general, would suggest making your own green tea. The bottled green tea you buy off the shelf often has sweetners and other additives. ...Read more

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Is green liptone tea good for a pregnant mother?

Is green liptone tea good for a pregnant mother?

Moderate caffeine : Or eliminate caffeine use. It is best to drink decaffeinated green tea when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is drinking a black tea considered healthy or black tea is processed unlike greentea?

Green vs Black Tea: Black tea is fermented (oxidized) ; green tea has had minimal processing. Green tea has far more health benefits than black tea. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a diuretic?

Is cranberry juice a diuretic?

Only if 100% pure.: Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, only if it is 100% cranberry juice, i.e. If you juice it yourself.The additives usually added, defeat the purpose. ...Read more

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Is it true that green tea is good for weight loss?

Is it true that green tea is good for weight loss?

No: It's just another internet scam. Don't get your health information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is drinking tea harmful for a patient of pcos as it contains caffeine?

Is drinking tea harmful for a patient of  pcos as it contains caffeine?

No: The studies of caffeine and pregnancy have not been conclusive of effect. We recommend to limit caffeine intake to 1-2 drinks per day. Besides coffee and tea you have to be mindful of the caffeine in sodas as well as energy drinks and chocolate. ...Read more

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Is zesta tea a green Tea?

Brand Name: Zesta is a Brand name for many teas...read the label! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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