- What other names is Java Tea known by?
- What is Java Tea?
- How does Java Tea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Java Tea.
Java tea is sometimes taken as "irrigation therapy." This means it is taken along with lots of fluids to increase urine flow. It is also used for bladder and kidney disorders, including bacterial infections and kidney stones; liver and gallbladder problems, including gallstones; gout; and achy joints (rheumatism).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Liver complaints.
- Bladder and kidney disorders.
- Achy joints (rheumatism).
- Other conditions.
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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.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
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.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011