Green tea contraindications
WHEN IS GREEN TEA CONTRAINDICATED?
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF GREEN TEA
When not to use green tea?
The main contraindication of tea is due to its caffeine (= theine) content.
The stimulant properties of caffeine determine that this plant is not recommended in case of weakness symptoms appear, such as nervous or cardiac disorders: palpitations, epilepsy, arrhythmia , heart failure, insomnia, nervousness, etc.. These symptoms may worsen with caffeine.
Green tea increases the production of acid in the stomach . For this reason, it is not appropriate to consume tea in cases of gastric problems such as gastric ulcers, stomach pain, gastric reflux, heartburn, or vomiting. In these cases, tea may worsen these conditions.
Catechins, epicatechin, quercetin, rutin and magnesium, in addition to their health benefits, have anticoagulant properties, so it is not suitable for people prone to bleeding or people taking blood-thinning medications.
Green tea should not be taken by those for whom caffeine intake is not appropriate. (See side effects of caffeine)
Can you drink green tea during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
It is not appropriate to consume green tea during pregnancy, especially during the first few months, since it can produce abortions, especially when combined with other stimulants or tranquilizers substances that enhance its effects.
Nor is it appropriate to use green tea while breastfeeding. The green tea components are transmitted from mother to child through breast milk.
Green tea should not be given to children under 12 years.
Can you take green tea with other plants?
Do not take green tea along with other plants with stimulant or sedative properties (ginseng, mate, etc..). If taking medication, or have doubts, you should consult your doctor.
HOW TEA WAS CONSIDERED AT FIRST?
It warns of possible contraindications of tea in children, and the effects of caffeine in adults.
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