Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

Overuse of Herbal Products Can Cause Trouble: Study

The findings suggest products containing liquorice root extract can raise blood pressure, cause water retention and decrease potassium levels if consumed in excess.

IANS

Updated:May 28, 2019, 12:48 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Overuse of Herbal Products Can Cause Trouble: Study
Representative image
Loading...

Herbal products can have harmful side effects too, says a study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It was corroborated by an incident in Canada when a man landed up in a hospital for high-blood pressure emergency after over-consuming homemade tea made from liquorice root.

"Excessive amounts of some herbal products can have harmful side effects," said Jean-Pierre Falet from McGill University in Canada. And products containing liquorice root extract can raise blood pressure leading to headache and chest pain.

"Products containing liquorice root extract can raise blood pressure, cause water retention and decrease potassium levels if consumed in excess," Falet said.

The high blood pressure in the 84-year-old resident of Canada was found to be induced by homemade tea made from liquorice root, according to the researchers. His blood pressure was severely elevated, and he was suffering from a headache, light sensitivity, chest pain, fatigue and fluid retention in the calves, said the study.

After admission to hospital and treatment, the patient, who had a history of high blood pressure, told physicians he had been daily drinking 1-2 glasses of homemade liquorice root extract called "erk sous" for the past two weeks.

Liquorice tea is popular in the Middle East and parts of Europe, and erk sous is especially popular in Egypt during Ramadan.

The findings suggest that physicians should consider screening for liquorice root intake in patients with difficult-to-control hypertension.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results