MEDWATCH: This dieters' drink may not...

MEDWATCH: This dieters' drink may not be your cup of tea

There are 155 comments on the Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader story from Mar 13, 2007, titled MEDWATCH: This dieters' drink may not be your cup of tea. In it, Wilkes Barre, PA Times Leader reports that:

Product: Natural Leaf Brand Dieters' Drink, 18 tea bags, $3.99. Key ingredients: Malva verticellata and Senna .

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Maple, Canada

#111 Jan 14, 2013
Lisa wrote:
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Hi, i would really like to know the same. I think i may be pregnant and am using the tea, would it affect my baby
I just started using SM Tea and have experienced no major side effects, but I follow the instructions on the box, which are:

1. Do not use more than one tea bag per day
2. Only use occasionally. Do not use up to 10 days consecutively.
3. Children under 12yrs of age should be strictly avoided.
4. Do not drink if you are taking other medications, if you are ill, if you are 60yrs of age or older, if you are pregnant, if you are breast feeding.
5. If you experience abdominal pain, vomiting, shortness of breath, head aches stop taking it immediately and consult your doctor.

So yeah, if you're pregnant don't use it.

Hope this helps.

Langley, Canada

#114 Jan 26, 2013
I was looking looking for a way to cleanse my digestive track when I tried the tea, so I guess I was looking for a good laxative. I had a cup of nature slim extra strength tea in the evening, and I was awake at 4am with diarrhea and near-vomiting. I felt awful and nauteous & at once regretted drinking the tea.

I went back to sleep and got up, having to go to the bathroom again. Same situation.

However, it did its job. I feel fine now and gotta say that I feel cleaner & lighter & overall better than I did before. Just be cautious about the strength of the tea as well as the side effects. I am very glad I tried the tea on the weekend because I would have felt awful if it hit me at school or work.

Sherwood Park, Canada

#115 Jan 27, 2013
I bought the extra-Strength Nature Tea & had one cup at around 7pm then I exercised at 8:00pm. At around 4am I had minor cramps but that went away shortly afterwards & that was about it. I did better, cleaner when I got up this morning.

I won't take it again for a bit.

Brooklyn, NY

#117 Feb 9, 2013
Lisa wrote:
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Hi, i would really like to know the same. I think i may be pregnant and am using the tea, would it affect my baby
Absolutely NOT!!! Consult your doctor!! Not while pregnant or breastfeeding!!!

Calgary, Canada

#118 Feb 11, 2013
Lisa wrote:
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Hi, i would really like to know the same. I think i may be pregnant and am using the tea, would it affect my baby
I hope that you stopped using it. The labels clearly state that pregnant women should NOT use this product.

Portsmouth, UK

#121 Mar 4, 2013
men , this dieter drink bebida dietetica is something else, i can sleep well at night because constantly have to go to the toilet at night not a good feeling at all seems my body is reacting to it so i better stop... or should i continue any advise

Melbourne, Australia

#123 Mar 6, 2013
i am drinking this tea with vanilla green tea, to make it taste better. Is that ok ????


#124 Mar 21, 2013
I had a cup of tea last night and really my first time to use this product and you know what? it works!!! I poed After my breakfast this morning and was not ordinary poop but massive! Hahaha then another one after my lunch, but that time kinda liquidy poop and im happy about it. Then after 3 pm it was just water and you really can say OH boy that an awful, disgusting and smelly thing really rocks!! Hahaha now im waiting what happens next after i eat my dinner :) i promised to myself i will only drink this tea once week and on my day off too hahahaha

Hayward, CA

#125 Apr 5, 2013
Have been drinking it for 3days now,2 cups a day using one tea bag,it gives me diarrhoea

Epping, Australia

#126 Apr 17, 2013
Hi, i'm almost 16 and have just started drinking this tea in hopes to loose weight! im onto day 2 and i have bit to the toilet a bit more than usual, but nothing to major.. i dont really have any side effects, except the bowel movement,. im wondering because of that, will i not loose weight? and do you actually loose a substantial amount of weight?

Woodbridge, Canada

#127 Jun 15, 2013
Nathalie wrote:
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Hi, I'm in France and I drink the tea with malva verticella that i'm obliged to buy on internet for 35 euros the 30 bags. I drink it for 15 days under the name bslim tea. Could you please tell me the exact name in USA and the price so that I could ask some friends who goe in usa to buy it for me ?
I drink it for hard constipation due to my med for bipolar disease. Thanks in advance. my email is
Wow. I paid 5 dollars for 20 teabags in canada!!!!!

Houston, TX

#128 Jul 17, 2013
llb wrote:
I just started it 5 days ago..many people are saying that i shouldnt use it cos it has many side-effects..what is the worst that can happen???
. I've been taking it for a few months and last night I had some watermelon for dinner and this morning I went to go use the restroom I pooped out poop along with mashed up watermelon chunks sometimes ill poop while spinach and lettuce pieces as well l. Basically you poop a whole lot you poop everything you eat out to where you can ALMOST see and know what it is and say oh yeah i remember eating that now.

Tracy, CA

#129 Jul 21, 2013
I had the tea for first time and I almost die in my bathroom. I went 9 times yesterday night and now I feel super tired and dizzy. This tea is seriously bad.

United States

#130 Sep 22, 2013
danielle wrote:
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i just drank a cup of it for the first time and about an hour after i drank it the worst feeling came over me, like a big hot flash, my legs felt weird and felt like i was going to throw up, it made me so nervous. so i was just looking up the ingredients now and saw what other people were saying. dont think i will be drinking it again!
I am also using this product, it slightly givesme crampingwith stooling, B&#803;&#805;&#778 ;&#823;&#359; itwill onlybe bad if u let the teaseep to long.2-3 minuets is good enough, mmaybe 5 min.

United States

#131 Sep 22, 2013
This tea is something else.... Its a love/hate relationship as I work in child care centre.I use it twice a day, and as soon as I finish eating I have a date with. my new bestfriend, the toilet loll,the weight is coming off and im feeling much healthier.

Let it steep no more than. 2-3 min in 8oz of. Hot or cold. Water and the. Cramps will not be bad, just a slight stinging. Make sure u eat balanced meals or 3 small meals with 3 fruit snacks a day.(B'fast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack) and try not to eat after hrs as fat is mostly gained while u sleep at night.

Manassas, VA

#132 Sep 23, 2013
i 'm drinking this tea almost 2 years .Works for me for


#133 Sep 27, 2013
Drinking this tea twice a day- same tea bag for 2 days. Definitely working for me, concentrating more & light feeling
Hanan Mohamed

London, UK

#134 Oct 3, 2013
Hi,,,, I have been using the tea for about 6 month ,, I love it I lost about 7 kg


#135 Oct 14, 2013
Nydia wrote:
I lost 40 lbs. using 3 Ballerina dieters tea. It really cleans me out. Specially after a big meal. It's the only thing out there that's ever worked for me.

pls how long did it take u to lose weight with it
SHYKORA paul arts

Calgary, Canada

#136 Oct 19, 2013
,,,HAPPY Canadian FARM

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