What is Green Tea?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Yerba Mate Matcha Lipton green tea Show all

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See also: Green Tea Caps/Tabs

Green tea is a traditional drink in many parts of the world which consists of water brewed with the leaves of the Camellia sinensis ("tea plant") that has undergone minimal oxidation or processing. In contrast to black tea, green tea contains less caffeine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 114 31
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 16 1
Fatigue 12 9
Feeling tense or on edge 11 2
Loss of energy 9 5
Support immune health 6 7

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 7
None 37

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Green Tea

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 2
Insomnia 2
Nausea 2
Bipolar manic episodes 1
Headaches 1
Heartburn 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Green Tea

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 3
2 other daily 2
4 other daily 2
daily 2
1 other weekly 1
1 L daily 1
1 tsp. daily 1
3 other daily 1
5 other daily 1
8 other daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Green Tea

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Reason Patients
Other 14
Did not seem to work 11
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently using Green Tea

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 10

Stopped using Green Tea

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 16
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 34
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 28
Not specified 17
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6 patient evaluations for Green Tea

May 16, 2010 (Started Apr 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink everyday
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink one cup a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink dayley.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: drink a couple times a day
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink everyday
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: drink everyday
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: drink a cup a day
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: drink everyday
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 other Daily
Advice & Tips: drink a couple of cups a day
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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