Popular 'Cure-All' Tea Can Cause Toxic Reactions

Kombucha tea, a popular alternative health beverage that has been touted as a cure for everything from wrinkles to cancer, has landed at least four people in the hospital with dangerous side effects.

Radhika Srinivasan, MD, of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and her co-authors have documented four patients who developed symptoms ranging from nausea to jaundice after drinking home-made Kombucha tea.

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