What are passion fruit tea side effects you should consider?

passion fruit tea side effects

Passion fruit tea is a popular fruity drink in the summer. However, what are passion fruit tea side effects? Are they serious? Let’s find out. 


Passion fruit tea is made of passion fruit, tea leaves and some other ingredients. It is always known as a healthy and refreshing drink with numerous health benefits. However, like many other foods and drinks, consuming too much passion fruit tea might result in some unexpected aftertaste. This article will provide you with more information about passion fruit tea side effects.  

What are passion fruit tea side effects?

Generally, passion fruit tea is a safe drink for most people because of its vitamins and minerals. However, it does have some possible side effects if consumed in a large amount. Following are some passion fruit side effects you should consider:

Passion fruit tea has some possible side effects if consumed too much
Passion fruit tea has some possible side effects if consumed too much

Short-term gastrointestinal distress, dizziness, and arrhythmia

Passion fruit provides a significant source of fiber, which is about 2 grams in a small fruit. Because of this high dietary fiber content, consuming too much passion fruit tea might lead to short-term gastrointestinal distress. Besides, it can result in other side effects such as fatigue, dizziness and arrhythmia. 

Allergic reaction

One of the passion fruit tea side effects might be allergic reactions in some sensitive people. The allergic reactions caused by passion fruit tea are usually hives, difficulty breathing, asthma, or angioedema. Especially, individuals with latex allergy should avoid passion fruit tea, because the proteins which cause latex allergy are also present in passion fruit. 

Passion fruit seeds cause appendicitis, intestinal obstruction

In terms of passion fruit, most of its nutrients are in the pulps, which are the seed covers, while the seeds have almost no nutritional value. Many people prefer keeping these seeds in passion fruit tea. However, if you do not chew them carefully, they will be difficult to digest and harm the digestive system when entering the stomach. In particular, there have been cases in which undigested passion fruit seeds, when being eliminated, accidentally fell into the diverticulum of the large intestine and led to diverticulitis or appendicitis. 

Stomach damage

Because of the high level of acid in passion fruit along with the tannin amount in tea, this drink is not suitable to drink too much, especially for those suffering from stomach aches. When you are hungry, you should avoid this passion fruit tea. In addition, consuming it too much can negatively affect the functioning of the kidneys and increase the risk of kidney stones. 

React with medicines

If you are having treatment in which you need to take medicine, ask your doctors carefully before drinking passion fruit tea. Passion fruit ingredient in this beverage is often banned for use with sedatives, antihistamines, and anticoagulants. It is because it might react with medicine components, making it ineffective and leading to unpredictable consequences. 

Drinking too much passion fruit tea might lead to gastrointestinal distress, allergy, etc.
Drinking too much passion fruit tea might lead to gastrointestinal distress, allergy, etc.

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Is passion fruit tea good for pregnant women?

Passion fruit tea side effects are not significant when consumed in moderation. However, while passion fruit contains no caffeine at all, this drink still has a certain amount of caffeine which comes from tea leaves. Caffeine is considered to have some negative impacts on pregnant women and baby development. A large amount of caffeine might even cause a high risk of miscarriage or difficult birth. Moreover, catechin and EGCG in tea leaves might lead to negative effects on fetal nervous system development. 

Besides, if the passion fruit in this drink is not ripe, it might cause digestive issues, vomiting or nausea because of high levels of cyanogenic glycosides. Connected with other above passion fruit tea side effects, it might cause flatulence or diarrhea. So, it is better to avoid passion fruit tea during pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

Pregnant women should avoid passion fruit tea 
Pregnant women should avoid passion fruit tea

How to consume passion fruit tea properly?

If passion fruit tea is drunk properly, it can bring great health benefits as well as weight loss support. So, how to drink properly to avoid passion fruit tea side effects?

You should remove all or a part of passion fruit seeds while keeping a small number of them for decoration to avoid digestive problems. Even when removing all of the seeds, the nutritional value of passion fruit tea is not changed. Besides, it is not recommended to consume too much of this beverage continuously. The ideal amount is about 1-2 servings a day. 

Moreover, you should not drink passion fruit tea that is too sour or too sweet. Combined with natural sweeteners like honey is a good way to balance the sourness of the drink to protect the stomach. Besides, too sweet passion fruit tea is not only useless in the weight loss process but also becomes a weight gain agent in your diet. 

In case you are having any health problems, make sure to ask your doctor before drinking passion fruit tea to have a proper guide. Depending on personal conditions, the amount of passion fruit tea that they can enjoy a day might be different. Follow the instructions to get the best experience while enjoying a full-of-tropical-flavor drink. 

If drunk properly, passion fruit tea can bring some great health benefits
If drunk properly, passion fruit tea side effects can be avoided


Passion fruit tea side effects might happen when you drink too much of it, such as stomach damage, allergy, appendicitis, etc. Along with the caffeine content, pregnant women should avoid this drink. However, when consumed appropriately, passion fruit tea is still a healthy and refreshing option. 

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