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Q: What tea is safe to drink while taking Coumadin?

Mother-in-law just started on Coumadin.  Know herbal teas are out.  What tea is safe for her to drink while on this medication.  Is taking for atrial fibrillation.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
5/17/09 3:57pm

Hi Gloria,

 

Green tea may be an option.  You mother-in-law is probably being closely monitored by her physician right now (having regular blood tests to check INR - a measure of blood clotting).  Green tea contains vitamin K which impacts warfarin/coumadin and blood clotting, but as long as her vitamin K intake is consistent her medication can be adjusted for her consumption of vitamin K containing foods.  I recommend discussing with her physician.

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

 

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JoeR, Community Member
9/ 2/13 5:57pm

Are there any problems with hyssop tea and coumadin?

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By GLORIA VERSHAY, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/11/14, First Published: 05/16/09