Blue Angel
By Blue Angel Latest Reply 2010-01-22 20:44:24 -0600
Started 2010-01-20 16:28:13 -0600

do anyone uses heabal teas in place o some meds, like for a cold, so it will not mess with tour sugar levels? Do this work?

10 replies

dietcherry 2010-01-21 20:15:11 -0600 Report

Chamomile tea is known to be a relaxant and I am a true believer! Please try it, if you never have! It gives me such a feeling of calmness and well-being; great for right before bedtime, too! Renee :)

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-01-21 20:20:25 -0600 Report

I have gotten to the point that I like tea a lot more than soda. I mostly drink Green Tea Decaf. To sweeten it I use splenda and does raise my BG's.

AddassaMari 2010-01-22 20:41:53 -0600 Report

That is interesting, there is nothing in plain tea or Splenda that should affect you BG. You may need to check your tea label closely. As for the Splenda, you body does not recognize it and should not process it.

spiritwalker 2010-01-20 16:38:31 -0600 Report

I drink herbal tea all the time. I have for years. I drink it unsweetened. It won't affect your bg readings. There are
herbal teas that help with breathing, colds and so forth.

2010-01-20 19:32:17 -0600 Report

Oh yeah. Tea toddler here. I love the Lipton and Celestial. When money allows I order mine from britishteas.com

AddassaMari 2010-01-20 23:00:43 -0600 Report

I grew up drinking the stuff. No sugar added tea, my doctor tells me, is free beverage, no calories, no carbohydrates.

Be aware though that some non-traditional "herb" teas, such as culinary herb teas like thyme, basil, parsley, and bay leaf "teas" to name a few can have a lowering effect on blood glucose. I know, that for me, sweet basil tea lowers my blood glucose level.

Keep in mind, also, that each person is different and every body reacts differently to herbs as well as the fact that herb strength differs from year to year and in some cases plant to plant.