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Side Effects of Sunflower Jasmine Tea

By Carole Anne Tomlinson

Sunflower brand jasmine tea is a mixture of green tea and jasmine blossoms. Like green tea, it has antioxidant effects, meaning it may fight off free radicals that can cause cancer. Drinking this tea also may have a therapeutic effect on lowering harmful cholesterol levels in your body, removing harmful arterial plaque and fighting arteriosclerosis, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved sunflower jasmine tea as a medication. Side effects may occur from this natural herbal supplemental tea. Before starting any new supplement, speak to your doctor. Medications such as blood thinners will interfere with this supplemental tea, Drugs.com states.

Nervousness

Nervousness occurs as you consume too much caffeine in your diet. Jasmine tea contains stimulating chemicals such as theobromine and theophylline, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Both of these chemicals stimulate your nervous system, giving you the jitters. Drinking smaller amounts of this tea will help you end this side effect. Though drinking the tea may make you jittery, which is more than likely a result of the caffeine, the odor of the tea actually has a calming effect, according to a study in the October 2005 issue of the "European Journal of Applied Physiology."

Anxiety

Feeling anxious is a common side effect of Sunflower jasmine tea. This side effect will influence your thinking about small problems, which may appear significantly larger. You may experience difficulty sitting still and relaxing. Stop drinking the tea and call your doctor for help.

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Dizziness

Feeling light-headed will cause you to slow down and rest until this side effect stops. Dizziness may occur at any time because of the amount of stimulants you ingest by drinking this tea. If you drink more than one cup daily, you may experience this side effect.

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations occurring at any time constitute a serious side effect of this tea. Stop drinking the tea and get to the nearest emergency room to for an evaluation. Heart palpitations can become dangerous as they occur as a sign of an altered heart rhythm.

Trouble Sleeping

Experiencing trouble sleeping commonly occurs as a side effect of drinking too much tea near bedtime. Stick to morning and afternoon tea drinking, rather than at bedtime. The tea contains stimulants that keep you awake during the night.

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