Green tea is an infusion highly consumed throughout the world, because it has several medicinal properties. However, the intake in high doses or consumption in certain circumstances, can cause some adverse side effects, which should be known.
What does the green tea works for
Green tea, like black, red or white tea, comes from the same plant, scientifically named Camellia sinensis. The different types of tea are originated by different processes that are given to the leaves.
Green tea has a high amount of alkaloids, mainly caffeine and theine, due to this, its consumption in large quantities can cause an increase in nervousness or anxiety, and also cause sleep difficulties. Due to its caffeine content, its intake is not recommended in large quantities to people with hypertension.
The amounts of caffeine that green tea possesses are lower than those of black tea, and slightly higher than those of gorse tea. Therefore, it is not recommended that people with nervous disorders consume green tea in high amounts. It is also not recommended to take it frequently before going to sleep.
The consumption of green tea should not be done in conjunction with the intake of diuretic drugs, since the xanthic bases of this infusion could cause an increase in diuresis, interacting with the medication.
Adverse effects of green tea
The infusions of green tea have a high amount of tannins, so they can cause dizziness and vomiting, especially if swallowed fasting. The concentration of tannins is higher in black tea than in green tea.
There are scientific data that mention that tea consumption hinders the absorption of iron and vitamin B1.
Due to the presence of caffeine in the composition of Silver Jasmine Green Tea (Mo Li Yin Hao), it is not recommended that children under 3 years and women who are pregnant ingest these infusions.