JAVA TEA

OTHER NAME(S):

Arjak, Barbiflore, Clerodendranthus spicatus, Clerodendrum spicatum, Java Thé, Moustaches de Chat, Ocimum aristatum, Orthosiphon, Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon Grandiflorus, Orthosiphon spicatus, Orthosiphon stamineus, Orthosiphonis Folium, Té de Java, Thé de Java, Vantulsi.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

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

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.

How does it work?

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

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • High blood pressure. Early research suggests that taking a specific supplement containing Java tea, berberine, monacolin, and policosanols seems to decrease blood pressure, but not as much as the approved "water pill" called hydrochlorothiazide.
  • Liver complaints.
  • Bladder and kidney disorders.
  • Gallstones.
  • Gout.
  • Achy joints (rheumatism).
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Java tea for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Java tea is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth by adults for a short period of time.

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.

Low blood pressure: There is some concern that Java tea might lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already too low, this might be a problem.

Surgery: There is a concern that Java team might make blood pressure control difficult during surgery. Stop taking Java tea at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Interactions

Interactions?

Moderate Interaction

Be cautious with this combination

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  • 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.

Dosing

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.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Cicero AF, De Sando V, Izzo R, Vasta A, Trimarco A, Borghi C. Effect of a combined nutraceutical containing Orthosiphon stamineus effect on blood pressure and metabolic syndrome components in hypertensive dyslipidaemic patients: a randomized clinical trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract 2012;18(3):190-4. View abstract.

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