Green tea side effects



What consequences the use of green tea can have?

The use of green tea, especially in higher and usual doses, can cause problems in the nervous system with the appearance of nervousness, sleep disturbances, irritability, etc..

Green tea can aggravate the condition of people with gastric ulcer, stomach pain, heartburn, gastric reflux or vomiting.

Green tea can hinder absorption of iron and blood clotting.

A very high intake of green tea (more than two liters per day) promotes constipation due to astringent tannins.

The high consumption of tea can stain your teeth, but in usual doses, it has antibiotic effect and protects the mouth of germs that cause tooth decay.

According to studies carried out in India, it is believed that drinking hot green tea could be responsible for the occurrence of stomach cancer and esophageal cancer.

For this reason, experts in this country, like many Japanese experts, recommend not to drink too hot tea.

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Effects of green tea during pregnancy and lactation

Green tea can cause abortions in pregnant women, especially during the first three months of pregnancy. From 3 months on, many experts say that a moderate use (less than 4-5 mg. Daily caffeine) do not pose a problem, provided that the pregnant woman does not smoke or drink alcohol.

Green tea can cause nerve problems in infants if ingested by the mother who breast-feeds.

Effects of green tea on children

Green tea can produce nervousness in children under 12 years.

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This article was endorsed by Montserrat Enrich - Journalist specializing in edible wild plants and plant uses.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

25 June, 2021

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