Experts, who said that people with flu consumed a lot of herbal teas and herbal products, thinking it would be beneficial, pointed out that this can cause harm to the body. Ordu University (ODU) Faculty of Medicine and Head of General Practice Prof. dr. Dr. Özgür Enginyurt said: “Our citizens often consume herbal teas and herbal products. Consuming too much is not beneficial or even harmful. “I certainly don’t recommend consuming more than 2 cups of herbal teas and herbal products a day,” he said.
FLU RESISTANCE REDUCED
Prof. Dr. Özgür Enginyurt stated that Turkey is in a high-risk geography in terms of flu between September and May, adding that care should be taken to protect it during these months. Enginyurt noted that the flu was bad this year and said, “The reason for the bad flu this year is that; We have spent about 2 and a half years during the pandemic process, and during that time we have protected ourselves very well as a society, paying attention to our health and hygiene. We did not encounter the flu virus because we wore face masks. But now the mask is finished and we can walk around comfortably. In this period of 2.5 years, our body’s immunity to the flu virus has also decreased and the current virus in us is advancing more intensely.
ADVICE ON MASK USE IN RISK AREAS
Enginyurt said: “We have to take our measures before the masks come out this year, without being too different from the covid-19 virus,” said Enginyurt, “We always recommend the mask when entering public places. We must pay attention to hygiene and nutrition and fluid consumption. Students in particular are not allowed to go to school without having breakfast in the morning. Body resistance has a lot to do with nutrition.
“HERBAL TEA CAN BE HARMFUL”
Prof. Dr. Özgür Enginyurt stated that people with flu should not drink too much herbal tea, otherwise it may be harmful, saying: “Our citizens often consume herbal teas and herbal products. Consuming too much is not beneficial or even harmful. I certainly do not recommend consuming more than 2 cups of herbal teas and herbal products per day. Because the excess of vitamins is either excreted from the body or has a harmful effect. We also encounter them. We have patients whose liver enzymes are elevated, but we couldn’t find the cause, and then we saw that the liver enzymes increased only because of herbal teas.