Rooibos tea is a herbal tea which made with Rooibos leaves from south Africa and despite of its healthy beneficial, Rooibos tea side effects are absolutely needed to be checked out. Before you decide to buy and drink this tea, make sure you have read these side effects from Rooibos tea
Rooibos Tea Side Effects in Respiratory System
One of the dangerous Rooibos tea side effects will happen in human’s respiratory system. The symptoms of these problems are swollen chest, pain on the chest, difficulty in breathing, short breath, and tight chest. Normally, tea doesn’t bring such dangerous threats to human’s health if consumed in large amount, but Rooibos leaves are the one cause these problems.
If these symptoms happened to you, it is suggested that you should stop drinking this tea for good. Also, seek professional medical treatment just in case the symptoms continue to risk your heath even though you stopped drinking the tea.
If you have asthma, it is better not to try drinking this tea. The fact is that Rooibos tea triggers allergic reaction and if you have asthma yet you drink this tea, then your asthma may relapse. But if you have an illness and the doctor suggest you to drink this tea then you should discuss it with the doctor.
Irritation on the Skin
Have you ever had irritation on your skin before? Skin irritation is one of Rooibos tea side effects and not only it is itchy; it is also annoying that you want to get healed soon. The symptoms of this problem are showed by appearance of rashes on your skin. But the symptoms do not stop there; there are more symptoms that you will feel which are red hives, itchy skin patches, redness without itch, and swollen skin.
Those symptoms will appear only if you consume the Rooibos tea in such a large amount. If the symptoms appear after one drink, it means you have allergic to Rooibos tea or any specific substance of the Rooibos leaves. When these symptoms appear, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately. Also, stop drinking this tea; don’t risk your heath.
The symptoms also may occur if you don’t even have any allergy to Rooibos tea. In fact, like what have mentioned before; this tea may trigger allergic reaction and even if you don’t have allergy to this tea leaf, the rashes may still appear. Make sure you discuss it with your doctor first if you still want/need to drink this tea.
Difficulty in Absorbing Iron
Do you know that in tea there is a substance named tannin? Tannin that has been absorbed to human body can help the body to absorb iron in both meat and vegetables. But in Rooibos tea case, the tannin substance is so low that when it is absorbed into human body, the iron that comes vegetable will be more difficult to absorb by human body. This case happens to black tea as well.
Human body cannot produce iron so that is why humans need to absorb it from food and drinks. Iron has many uses including increasing immunity system and production of new cells. So, if you don’t want your body to lack of iron, you should limit your daily dose of Rooibos tea. Like it or not, iron deficiency is one of Rooibos tea side effects. Yet, it is not that dangerous if you drink it in small amount.
Increasing Irritability and Anxiety
Believe it or not, drinking excessive amount of this tea will trigger one of Rooibos tea side effects which is a feeling of increased irritability and anxiety. The feeling will be temporary, but having the feeling of irritability and anxiety for some time will surely turn into bad experience. This side effect will last for few hours and will be gone afterwards.
This side effect might not seem dangerous to human’s health, but have you ever felt anxiety or irritability before? Those feelings are bad experience, aren’t they? If these feelings do not last in few hours, go seek professional medical help immediately. Also, stop drinking this tea bfore you get other Rooibos tea side effects.
Risk of Deveolping Hepatotoxcity
Drinking Rooibos tea may increase the risk of developed Hepatotoxcity. Do you know what Hepatotoxcity is? Well, it is a substance that increases enzymes in human’s liver that can damage the liver itself. There was a report made by the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology which said that one of Rooibos tea side effects is risk in developing Hepatotoxcity in the liver.
You surely don’t want this to happen to you, do you? So next time when you are suggested to drink this tea; make sure that you have discussed this issue with your doctor to prevent damaged liver.
Before you drink this tea, you need to know that Rooibos tea is a herbal medicine that contains supplements. But if a woman drinks this tea while she is pregnant, then this tea may cause side effect not to the woman but to the baby. There is a possibility that the supplement will be transferred into the unborn child instead of being absorbed by the mother.
This problem is one of Rooibos tea side effects and it may be lethal for the unborn child. To prevent this from happening, don’t drink this tea. Pregnant women usually drink this tea to treat indigestion; but before drinking it, consultation with doctor is a must.
May Cause Breast Cancer
One of Rooibos tea side effects is that this tea may cause breast cancer. There are some substances in Rooibos tea that show Estrogenic activity. So, drinking tea will increase the possibility of increasing estrogen (or also called female hormone) production. Overproduction of estrogen will cause breast cancer. Drinking an excessive amount of Rooibos tea will increase the growth of the cancer.
Rooibos tea, which is also called as Red Bush tea, is a herbal tea medicine that can be used for increasing mood, concentration, and performance. Yet, Rooibos tea side effects are surely serious because the side effects are not only affecting health but also human life so before drinking it, consultation with doctor is highly recommended.