Lotus Tea: Is It Good for Your Sleep (and Drinking Precautions)

Lotus originated in tropical Africa, and its cultivation has expanded to Central America and Southeast Asia. It is distributed in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

According to research, lotus tea is rich in vitamin C, which is good for your body and skin[1].

According to traditional Chinese medicine, lotus tea can improve your physique, help you clean up your lungs and help your skin look better.

But have you stopped to study or think about how this drink will affect our sleep?

Lotus tea can improve your physique, help you clean up your lungs and help your skin look better.
Lotus tea can improve your physique, help you clean up your lungs and help your skin look better.

Does lotus tea make you sleepy?

Tamara Mazaracki, a nutritionist and orthopedic doctor, explained that hibiscus scented tea was incorrect in causing insomnia.

According to Mazaracki, in reality, hibiscus scented tea has a soothing effect, because of its nature, it may have the opposite effect (helping sleep).

Mazaracki added that some people can even experience drowsiness by drinking tea because hibiscus scented tea does not contain caffeine.

Psychologist andre Campo Piano pointed out that according to nutrition experts, the side effects of drinking hibiscus tea do not involve insomnia.

However, moderate consumption of hibiscus tea is a prerequisite.

If moderate, at least hibiscus scented tea will not bring too many side effects.

Insomnia is usually related to anxiety and anxiety-related psychological problems. If you have psychological anxiety problems, hibiscus scented tea may not be the main cause of insomnia.

It is reported that one of the traditional benefits of lotus tea is to help treat insomnia[2].

However, if you suffer from insomnia, especially if it recurs and is serious, you must seek help from a doctor to find out the root of the problem and get appropriate treatment.

Remember, without consulting professionals, it is reckless to improve insomnia only through hibiscus scented tea.


Taboos and Side Effects of Lotus

Now that we have known whether lotus tea is helpful to sleep, we need to know some warnings related to drinking.

First of all, hibiscus scented tea should not be ingested in excess-according to research, high doses of hibiscus may cause liver damage.

Since there is no agreement on the maximum dose or limit for drinking hibiscus scented tea, it is necessary to consult a doctor to determine the appropriate dose for your specific case.

If you don’t do this, you will run the risk of side effects from drinking too much tea.

Lotus tea is forbidden for pregnant women, nursing women, hypotensive patients, patients with hypertension history and patients taking hypertension drugs.

This beverage interacts with paracetamol, antiviral drugs, antimalarial drugs and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Therefore, if you use these or any other types of drugs, ask your doctor if you can take hibiscus tea during treatment and how to use it.

In addition, this beverage may have some side effects.

For example, hibiscus scented tea should not be drunk too much to avoid dehydration, because it promotes the body to expel liquid.

Lowering blood sugar level is another reaction caused by hibiscus scented tea. Therefore, it is not suitable for diabetic patients who have received treatment to control the blood sugar rate and should stop taking it two weeks before surgery.

Other possible side effects may include:

  • Unable to concentrate
  • A temporary stomachache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Urination pain
  • Headache
  • Tinnitus and tremor

If you have adverse reactions after drinking hibiscus tea, contact a doctor immediately for medical assistance.

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