Biologist Oparin explained the dangers of tea with the addition of mint or thyme

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Biologist Roman Oparin: drinking tea with the addition of mint, thyme or other herbal ingredients can provoke unwanted responses from the body.

Biologist Oparin said:

“Herbal teas with thyme, mint or thyme may be dangerous for some groups of people.”
Explaining the harm of tea with the addition of mint, the specialist clarified: such a drink can cause disturbances in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, the drink has the ability to lower blood pressure, and people with hypotension after taking it risk experiencing a characteristic deterioration in health.

As for thyme, Oparin noted that tea with its addition can trigger the appearance of allergy symptoms in people taking medicines. This plant, according to the expert, interacts poorly with medications.

What other herbal additives added to tea can make it harmful to the body?

“You should drink teas with tansy, ephedra, ginseng and lemongrass with caution,” Oparin specified in an interview with
The biologist explained that drinks with these plants can potentially disrupt the functioning of the cardiovascular system. The expert also advised to remember that each person’s body can react purely individually to the active substances contained in different plants.

The portal previously wrote about the most harmful snacks in old age.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Roman Oparin Roman Oparin Healthy lifestyle Associate Professor of the Department of General Biology and Bioecology of the State University of Education