The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Red tea doesn’t lower blood pressure

    Cochrane reviewed the effect of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) on blood pressure in hypertensive adults.

    First, the details.

    • No studies were worth reviewing.

    And, the results.

    • In the absence of studies to review, there was no evidence to support drinking red tea to lower blood pressure.

    The bottom line?

    More than 10 years ago there was a study in rats where roselle given by injection lowered blood pressure.

    But nothing in humans.

    1/28/10 21:07 JR

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