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Green Rooibos tea ......... is this ok to drink with hashimotos?

Green Rooibos tea ......... is this ok to drink with hashimotos?

I saw some tea in Lidl yesterday that sounded lovely but didn't buy it as I wanted to check whether it would be beneficial for me first. I have googled the tea and it seems that there are so many benefits, but wanted to check it was ok for people with Hashimotos. I am currently taking B12 and Complex in the morning, Vitamin D and K2 at lunch time and 75mcg Levothyroxine at bed time.

I have attached the link to all of the benefits and on reading the Caution notes ...... I can't see any reason for me not to drink it, but just wanted to check.

Any feedback would be very welcome :)

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Avoid Green Tea: A research study has shown that consuming green tea can reduce the T3 and T4 hormones for hypothyroidism patient. It is therefore suggested to avoid green tea, especially when you are on thyroid medication.


Thank you Clutter. I was really confused as apparently this isn't the same as green tea but is actually green red tea ........ so confusing!!!!



White, green and black tea are made from Camellia Sinensis leaves and buds. The chinese call our black tea, red tea, and green tea is known for it's antioxidant properties.

Roobosh isn't a tea (as we know tea) as comes from another plant entirely, Aspalathus Liners. It comes in red and green varieties but it is not a green tea (as we know green tea). It is caffeine-free and low in tannins and contains less fluoride than found in real teas and is recommend for autoimmune conditions by Autoimmune Paleo.


Thank you Radd ...... gosh it's sooooo confusing!! Think I might need to drink something stronger :) So am I right in thinking that the link that Clutter put on above referring to Green tea is referring to Green tea and not this green Rooibos tea??


You are right. I saw Redbush growing wild in Africa recently. Its totally different to so-called Tea, whatever the colour. Just another linguistic trap for the brain fogged! You are fine drinking green Redbush/Roibosch. Mind you, I hated it!


Ok thank you for the info Ruthi :)


yes Jillycee

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Hi Radd

So white tea is a no go, is that right? Do you know about liquorice tea?

These are the main two I drink........occasionally Pukka Rooibos and Honeybush, which is really nice.




I have started drinking this again consistently - interesting there is no specific thyroid link but a strong one over benefits for digestion.

All I can say is give it a go - all the “go. To” remedies. failed to work with me probiotics /bile salts / apple cider vinegar and this is far smoother on the gut and for me more effective than all the above I have tried - and a ton cheaper !


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