Java tea is most commonly used by mouth for treating various conditions of the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys. But there is limited scientific research to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- High blood pressure.
- Infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs).
- Liver complaints.
- Bladder and kidney disorders.
- Kidney stones.
- Achy joints (rheumatism).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Surgery: There is a concern that Java tea might make blood pressure control difficult during surgery. Stop taking Java tea at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with JAVA TEA
Java tea seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking Java tea along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.
Be cautious with this combination
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