After suffering some rough issues with dizziness, body aches, nausea and other health conditions, a teenager from England visited the doctor and was prescribed antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. After taking 2 doses of the medications, she felt even worse and she was rushed to the emergency room at a local hospital. Her eyes turned yellow, her skin turned white, and this was a clear indicator she suffered from jaundice. Despite believing it is hepatitis and an inflamed liver, the doctors were lost and puzzled about what could have been the cause of the condition, so they investigated the circumstances, and she told them one shocking thing.
The girl denied having traveled abroad or taken illegal prescription drugs recently, nor has she consumed alcohol. However, after some more questioning, doctors discovered that the girl ordered 2 boxes of green tea from China, and she had been drinking 3 cups of the tea on daily basis. She believed that the tea would help her in appetite control and weight loss, but she was not able to read or understand the directions as they were written in Chinese. Doctors immediately obtained a sample for testing, and they found that the tea contained Camellia sinesis, which is a type of shurb that caused severe liver damage in the teenager, as well as other harmful chemicals.
The teen’s story was written in a number of journals and online articles, spreading awareness of the existence of a potential pesticide-induced hepatitis, especially from less regulated products ordered from other developing countries over the internet, who customers can’t be positive about it. This is why people are urged to stay away from these types of products.
Fortunately, the girl recovered shortly after and just 2 months after stopping with the green tea consumption, her liver started functioning normally and she now serves as a warning to everyone who dares order products online with suspicious origin.
Therefore, if you are drinking green tea, make sure that it is a well-known brand, and always consume in moderate amounts.