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A 33-year-old member asked:

are there any herbal medications that are dangerous to take while in flight?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Valencia Porter
Holistic Medicine 21 years experience
Blood thickeners: One precaution while flying is to avoid deep vein thrombosis which is more likely if you have a tendency to form clots more easily. That said, I am unaware of any herbal medication that does this.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Only if interacts: I agree with Dr. Porter that the only herbs that might cause problems would be those that increase risk of blood clots but, like her, I don't know of any that do this. However, IF you take blood thinning medicines, esp. warfarin, there are hundreds of medications, herb and foods than can reduce its effectiveness so you would want to check for interactions.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I take effective herbal therapies to treat a legionnaires' disease?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No.: Legionnaires' is caused be a bacteria and is potentially fatal. I applaud those wanting to try to find natural remedies for infections - sinusitis and bronchitis are ones that mostly don't need antibiotics. The big 'l' is different. Get treated by a doctor. The later you delay appropriate treatment, the higher risk of complications and dying from the disease. Good luck.
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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat salmonella?

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Yes: Daily consumption of coriander seeds, or fresh coriander leaves or black cumin can help to prevent or reduce the effects of salmonella.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can doctors ever prescribe herbal remedies?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Doctors prescribe medicines that are regulated by the fda and require prescriptions. Doctors can, however, *recommend* herbal remedies if they are comfortable with and knowledgeable about them.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there any good herbal medicines for chronic headaches?

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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: There is some evidence that butterburr and riboflavin can decrease the severity and frequency of chronic headaches.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Who does testing to make sure herbal medicine is safe?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Good Question: Right now herbal treatment is not really well regulated. And it is out of the scope of fda review since it is classified as a food supplement. So proceed with caution and try to obtain herbal medicine that has been certified by USP standards.

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