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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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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