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Can any herbal supplements help in healing of a bunion ectomy?

Can any herbal supplements help in healing of a bunion ectomy?

Possible.: Certain herbal and natural products such as cumin and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are there any herbal remedies to help leg ulcer healing?

Are there any herbal remedies to help  leg ulcer healing?

Venous ulcers: Vasculera and diosmin are herbs purported to aid in the treatment of venous ulcers but they are not the mainstay of treatment. Venous ulcers are the end result of venous insufficiency and the best way to treat these is a combination of local care to the ulcer with compression, cleaning and topical wound healing agents. Next the underlying venous insufficiency needs to be addressed. See a vein MD. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamin supplement or herbal remedy to help sports bruises heal faster?

Are there any vitamin supplement or herbal remedy to help sports bruises heal faster?

Time: Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. That's why they are sold in "alternative" stores. Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). No supplement is able to help build the desired collagen. ...Read more

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Any herbal remedies for patellar tendonitis?

Any herbal remedies for patellar tendonitis?

Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion. Instead of nsaids I have had patients respond with arnica. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as a original oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal properly. Once you have a diabetic foot infection the herbal medications are not the right way to proceed. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

No: There is no dramatic result with any herbal supplement. Nutritional supplements are sometimes helpful in relieving psoriasis such as fish oil supplements. Diet plays a factor in small percentage wheat sensitivity is a trigger. ...Read more

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Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

Are there any nutritional and/or herbal supplements that help those with eds?

EDS: If you are referring eds as erectile dysfunction syndrome the most logical and effective action is to first be evaluated. There are many reversible causes such as low testosterone, medication side effects, reduce vascular flow to penile gland, performance anxiety, fear of premature ejaculation, anxiety and mood disorders. Even if there was such herb you much check your prostate to make sure its ok. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Zinc & Biotin. Sun!: Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis. More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare. ...Read more

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Are their Any herbal supplements that promote ovulation or help fertility?

Are their Any herbal supplements that promote ovulation or help fertility?

Yes: Every person is an individual & nothing works for everyone, but Vitex is safe & often very helpful- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/vitex Make sure you don't need thyroid. Consider rhodiola, a herb that often helps. Consider seeing an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility for individualized treatment. Make sure your partner doesn't have problems with sperm quantity/quality. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplement/medicines that helps heal conjunctivitis?

See below: There are no natural supplements or medications. Although, a lot of pink eye will resolve without treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Are there any natural supplements that can help heal conjunctivitis?

Not many: Most forms of conjunctivitis are caused by inflammation or infection. Infections should be treated with the appropriate medications (antibiotics, antivirals), and there are unfortunately no known supplements that will help. Allergic conjunctivitis does not respond well to supplements but as long as they do not worsen the condition, they certainly can be tried. ...Read more

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Is there any medical evidence to support arnica tablets helping broken bone to heal faster?

Is there any medical evidence to support arnica tablets helping broken bone to heal faster?

Good for edema: Arnica has been shown to help the edema and swelling related to fractures, but no evidence for accelerated healing. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?

Are there any over-the-counter herbal or vitamin/mineral type substances that show any efficacy in treatment for fibromyalgia?

Homeopathy: I agree with dr. Baker's excellent answer -- and also want to mention that homeopathy can provide much benefit for people with fibromyalgia. You'll need a well-trained, experienced classical homeopath to take your case and treat you, though, because any one of hundreds of possible homeopathic remedies might be the one you need. Dr. Iris bell has done several studies. http://tinyurl.com/7ekkqhz. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that can prevent gallstones?

Are there any herbal supplements that can prevent gallstones?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do). Herbal supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat gallstones. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs which heal bph?

Are there any herbs which heal bph?

No: None that have been scientifically proven most of the herbs are marketed with anecdotal evidence, at best even saw palmetto, which is commonly used for BPH was shown in a very large randomized, placebo-controlled study to be no better than placebo (but remember that placebo works ~30% in most studies). ...Read more

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Are there any great natural supplements to relieve stress?

Are there any great natural supplements to relieve stress?

No: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help in healing of a bunion ectomy?

Possible.: Certain herbal and natural products such as cumin and ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Do herbal supplements really work?

Do herbal supplements really work?

Purity is a problem: Up to 40% of supplements are not what they appear to be. They may contain impurities, contaminants or unlisted ingredients. In addition, the dosage may not be standardized. A few companies have their supplements and global sources independently tested ensuring a quality product. The german commission e provides reliable information about a variety of herbal treatments. ...Read more

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How can I take herbal supplements safely?

How can I take herbal supplements safely?

By being careful: If you are taking any medicines, you need to check with your doctor before beginning supplements. Don't over do. More is not necessarily better, and is sometimes distinctly worse. On the other hand, taking too little is often worthless and ineffective. Use a reputable, good quality supplement, and follow the dosing directions exactly. ...Read more

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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

No: The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements. The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

What foods should I avoid when taking herbal supplements?

Herbal supplements: I would need to know what herbal supplements you are taking. I would suggest that you only take herbal supplements that are pharmaceutical grade! Otherwise you have know idea what per cent of the label is in the supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements increases semen?

What herbal supplements increases semen?

No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read more

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Should i put my herbal supplements in the refrigerator?

Should i put my herbal supplements in the refrigerator?

Need specifics: You should be able to google optimum handling for each specific supplement on line. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

Are there herbal supplements that can improve dysphagia?

No: See your gastroenterologist if you are having painful swallowing or any trouble swallowing. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so i would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Depends: I usually like to test for levels before telling people they need to take a vitamin. Sometimes guesswork can be used, but i tend not to prefer the 'toss them all in and see what sticks' approach. ...Read more

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Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Horse Hair?: I'm not aware of horse hair in herbal supplements, but there is one called horsetail (equisetum arvense). It's used in europe as an oral diuretic for the treatment of edema -- also used in some cosmetics and shampoos. It also contains silicon, which plays a role in bone development. Studies have shown that horsetail may increase bone mineralization as well as enhance calcium deposition in bone. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements reduce/kill sex drive amongst men?

There are: Literally hundreds of herbal supplements. Please specify which herbal supplement you are asking about and then we will attempt to answer the question for you. Thank you. ...Read more

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Which herbal supplements interact with prozac (fluoxetine)?

St john's wort: St john's wort is known for changing liver metabolism and interacting with all kinds of medications, including prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements for depression and anxiety?

What are some herbal supplements for depression and anxiety?

My thoughts: If you have clinical depression & anxiety you'd be better off using medication--it takes a large amount of herbal preparation to equal a weak antidepressant--sort of like hunting elephants with a bb gun! (:. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that can prevent gallstones?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do). Herbal supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat gallstones. ...Read more

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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more