Mormon Tea

How does Mormon Tea work?

The tannins in Mormon tea have a drying (astringent) effect and can reduce body secretions such as mucus. This might explain its use for colds. There isn't enough information to know how Mormon tea might work for other uses such as kidney problems and sexually transmitted diseases.

Are there safety concerns?

Mormon tea seems to be safe when consumed as a beverage in normal food amounts. But there isn't enough information to know if Mormon tea is safe in medicinal amounts.

Possible side effects include stomach complaints, kidney and liver damage, nose or throat cancer, increased urination, and constipation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Mormon tea seems to be safe for pregnant and breast-feeding women in food amounts. But larger medicinal amounts should be avoided until more is known.


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