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Tea and your health

Because diuretics rid the body of unnecessary retained fluids, physicians often prescribe them to treat heart failure, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, edema and some types of kidney and liver diseases.You probably know that caffeinated beverages act as diuretics, meaning they cause increased passing of urine. This applies to caffeinated teas as well. There are also noncaffeinated herbal teas that cause the same effect. Consult with your doctor before drinking diuretic herbal teas if you're taking medications or intend to use herbal tea to treat a major illness.

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