Hello, I am a recent kidney transplant recipient. Can you tell me if hibiscus tea is harmful to transplant medication? Thank you.

Unfortunately, there is no studies that have looked at transplant patients who have taken hibiscus tea and compared them with transplant patients who have not taken hibiscus tea. It is my feeling that if this is used in small daily amounts, that it would not cause problems, however, your drug levels should be carefully monitored and you should discuss what you are doing with your transplant physician. The important lesson here is to be consistent with what you do and then discuss it with your physician.

This entry was posted in Ask the Doctor, Diet/Nutrition, Kidney-Related Health Questions, Transplantation. Bookmark the permalink.