A 16-year-old girl from England was
initially diagnosed with urinary tract infection after suffering from abdominal
pain, headaches and nausea. She was prescribed an antibiotic therapy and home
treatment, but her health condition did not improve at all.
After two doses, her state even
worsened, and after a second examination, she was diagnosed with jaundice.
This case stimulated doctors to
investigate the reasons for her health issues. They discovered that the girl
had been drinking Chinese green tea for weight loss a few months in a row. This
girl purchased this tea on the Internet, but since the dosage instructions were
all in Chinese, she drank 3 cups daily.
Doctors adviced proper therapy, but
went further in the analysys of the case, and came to a rather devastating
finding. Namely, her parents brought the tea for further examination, and it
was finally found that the the tea she consumed contained an ingredient called
“Camellia sinensis”. The found ingredient is an evergreen herb used for tea
which often causes hepatitis in girls.
Consequently, used this case as a
basis to their warnings about the consumption of green tea. They advice people
to be careful in the use of green tea and consume it in moderate amounts, since
it can cause liver disease.
What many consumers are unaware of is
that green tea may also contain harmful substances, as well as pesticides,
which are believed to trigger weight loss in users.
It is of critical importance to note
that you ought to be wary of the amounts of green tea you consume, because
excessive intake can have more harmful effects and can even lead to serious