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Some Herbal Teas Are “Unsafe”

Posted on | October 29, 2010 | Comments

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Peppermint and Other Herbal Teas are Safe

Many herbal teas are considered safe.  Where would we be without peppermint, chamomile and hibiscus in our herbal tea repertoire?  Gimmicky herbal blends that advertise weight loss may contain unsafe additives.

Diet Drug Sibutramine is Deemed Unsafe

BBC News Health reports that some herbal teas promoted as weight loss aids or anti-obesity drugs were recalled in Europe in January, 2010 and recalled in the USA in September, 2010.

The additive is sibutramine aka Payouji tea and Pai You Guo Slim.  Dieters should check the ingredients listing on any weight loss product to assure it is sibutramine-free. Comments contrary to Over the Teacups’ blog – please tell us.

ABC Herbalgram

A good source for reliable herbal information is the American Botanical Council.

About the Author

Jennifer Petersen is a tea enthusiast, Certified Tea Professional, teaches various aspects about tea as a business, and a marketing consultant to the beverage industry. Always fascinated by other people who love tea, she is a life-long student and admirer of those who choose tea as a lifestyle.