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Is Tea A Natural Diuretic
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been addicted to tea for a while (1yr-2yr); have like up to 8-10 cups a day; tea is a necessity; w/out tea is latte; tea is good, but is this bad ??
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
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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