HIGHLIGHTING THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF CONSUMING GREEN TEA: A HERBAL DRINKJigisha Anand, Somya Sinha and Nishant Rai
Green tea is among the most consumed beverage worldwide. With increasing awareness regarding its health attributes, green tea has become a part of our daily diet. The unfermented green tea leaves retain most of its vital bioactive polyphenols (catechins), responsible for conferring multiple health benefits of consuming green tea. However, recent clinical studies have demonstrated several health complications associated with green tea consumption. In the present review, we have highlighted the health benefits and probable risks linked with green tea consumption and have proposed the possible measures to prevent the side effects of green tea. The experimental evidence based on published research articles have been examined to overview the possible detrimental effects of intake of green tea.