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10/16/12 4:52 P

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Better be careful and stay on the safe side.

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6/25/12 4:32 P

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I'd heard that licorice could be a problem. My sister loves licorice and is on BP medicine. However, she only eats a little bit at a time and only occasionally. I don't think it's hurt her any. I don't like licorice, so I'm safe (ha ha), but I wish I could eat grapefruit with my medicine. It's a new med, and doesn't say anything about not eating grapefruit products with it (like so many other meds do), but my doctor said that it's better to be safe than sorry. (I did cave in and eat an entire large red grapefruit one day and didn't notice any difference later. So maybe 'occasional' is the key word).

When in doubt, ask your doctor, I guess.

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6/24/12 5:17 P

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Elisa I hope you'll be OK with your tea. As for the hibiscus I heard stories about it being kind of a wonder herb - lowering BP when the tea is drunk cold and rising it if drunk hot... Best wishes.

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6/23/12 3:12 P

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thank you for your information.

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6/22/12 11:10 P

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Hmmm, so I think I'm okay with the tea.

Never heard about hibiscus... tea??

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ALIDOSHA's Photo ALIDOSHA Posts: 4,139
6/22/12 4:22 P

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Be extremely careful with any herbs or additives when you have problems with your BP and especially if you are on meds. Have you herd about hibiscus (karkade)?

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6/22/12 4:16 P

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very interesting it is new to me thanks

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6/22/12 11:23 A

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Found this for you, Excessive consumption of liquorice or liquorice candy is known to be toxic to the liver and cardiovascular system, and may produce hypertension and edema. In occasional cases blood pressure has increased with excessive consumption of liquorice tea, but such occasions are rare and reversible when the herb is withdrawn. Most cases of hypertension from liquorice were caused by eating too much concentrated liquorice candy. Doses as low as 50 grams (2 oz) of liquorice daily for two weeks can cause a significant rise in blood pressure

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6/22/12 8:11 A

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I have never heard of herbal tea being any problem emoticon

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6/21/12 11:10 P

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I received a few types of herbal tea. One of the ingredients is licorice. I've heard that licorice raises BP.

Can these teas be a problem for me????? I drink about 1/2 a cup every so often in the evening.



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