This tea in INTERESTING to say the least. If you are having trouble losing some extra weight, you could give it a whirl. But as a few people have said before, this tea contains Senna, which is a laxative. I always drank mine at night, and about mid-day the following day, I couldn't get to the bathroom fast enough. It also comes in many flavors- none of which taste good. You basically have to chug it, to get it down!