What is Herbal Tea?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Celestial Seasonings blueberry iced green tea Organic herbal tea

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See also: Celestial Seasonings Green Tea

Herbal teas can be made with fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots, generally by pouring boiling water over the plant parts and letting them steep for a few minutes. Many companies produce herbal tea bags for such infusions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 23 7
Anxious mood 8 4
Insomnia 5 3
Bowel irritability 2 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0

Show all 22 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Herbal Tea

Side effect Patients
Balance problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Herbal Tea

Dosage Patients
daily 5
as needed 3
weekly 2

Why patients stopped taking Herbal Tea

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Change in health plan coverage 2
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped using Herbal Tea

Duration

Currently using Herbal Tea

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 4

Stopped using Herbal Tea

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 7
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4 patient evaluations for Herbal Tea

Jan 31, 2016 (Started May 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: any unexpected benefits
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 14, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2010 (Started May 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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