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    JAVA TEA

    Other Names:

    Arjak, Barbiflore, Clerodendranthus spicatus, Clerodendrum spicatum, Java Thé, Moustaches de Chat, Ocimum aristatum, Orthosiphon, Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon Grandiflorus, Orthosiphon spicatus, Orthosiphon stamineus, Orthosiphonis Folium,...
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    JAVA TEA Overview
    JAVA TEA Uses
    JAVA TEA Side Effects
    JAVA TEA Interactions
    JAVA TEA Dosing
    JAVA TEA Overview Information

    Java tea is a plant. The leaves and stem tips are used to make medicine.

    Java tea is sometimes taken as “irrigation therapy.” This means it is taken along with lots of fluids to increase urine flow. It is also used for bladder and kidney disorders, including bacterial infections and kidney stones; liver and gallbladder problems, including gallstones; gout; and achy joints (rheumatism).

    How does it work?

    Java tea might increase the loss of body water through the urine (diuretic effect), stop spasms, and help fight bacteria.

    JAVA TEA Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Java tea for these uses.


    JAVA TEA Side Effects & Safety

    There isn't enough information available to know if Java tea is safe.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of java tea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Fluid retention (edema): Don’t use java tea as “irrigation therapy” when fluid retention is due to heart or kidney problems.

    JAVA TEA Interactions What is this?

    Moderate Interaction Be cautious with this combination

    • Lithium interacts with JAVA TEA

      Java tea might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking java tea might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking lithium. Your lithium dose might need to be changed.


    JAVA TEA Dosing

    The appropriate dose of Java tea depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Java tea. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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