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Doctor insights on: Anise Tea

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Is chamomile with anise tea good for face?

Is chamomile with anise tea good for face?

Chamomile: Some have used topical chamomile for eczema, but formal studies of this are lacking. This is not the same as drinking the tea -- for which i've found no references for skin conditions. Anise is a spice, used for flavoring and to promote digestion. I could find nothing about drinking anise tea for skin concerns. ...Read more

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Will anise tea affect the birth control pill?

Will anise tea affect the birth control pill?

Anise: Anise has phytoestrogens as a component. Probably it would not if you occasionally drank the tea. But best check with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Will manzanilla with anise tea help start labor contractions ?

Will manzanilla with anise tea help start labor contractions ?

Probably not: First, PLEASE do NOT try to induce labor if it is not yet your due date. When your baby is ready it will start the process. But if you're past your due date and uncomfortable various folk remedies may help. Manzanilla tea may help during labor but is not known to start it. See http://www.natural-pregnancy-midwife.com/ways-to-induce-labor.html & http://tinyurl.com/q6q3n2x for other ideas Good luck! ...Read more

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Can herbal tea have bugs?

Can herbal tea have bugs?

Of course: Tea is made of dried plant leaves, shoots, roots, or fruits. Since it's a plant product, insects can get into it if it's not properly stored. ...Read more

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What amount herbs do I need for herbal tea?

That differs: depending on the herb, the desired effect and the recipe. ...Read more

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How old can a child be before it's safe to be giving them herbal tea?

How old can a child be before it's safe to be giving them herbal tea?

Chamomille: I am not a pediatrician so i can't provide a global answer. However, young children can be provided chamomille tea to help them relax for sleep. It is often given in drops. It can occassionally lead to paradoxic activation. Were there any specific herbal teas that you were interested in? ...Read more