Liquorice Tea Can Up Your Risk Of Developing Hypertension

Liquorice is a traditionally used medicinal herb used to treat liver diseases and other health conditions. However, this herb can up your risk of developing hypertension, finds a recent study. Here, we tell you about the possible side effects of liquorice.

Drinking tea made of liquorice (a herb) root extracts may not be as healthy as you thought. A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that drinking liquorice tea made from the root of this herb can result in a sudden surge in your blood pressure levels. The study was based on the case of an 84-year-old man who witnessed severe blood pressure rise after drinking liquorice tea. The lead author of the study Jean-Pierre Falet mentioned that going overboard on natural herbs can cause harmful side-effects. According to Falet, it can cause hypertension, water retention and decreased potassium levels. The study also noted that people have a history of high blood pressure must consult their general physician before drinking liquorice tea.

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