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What is the most potent sedative herbal therapy?

What is the most potent sedative herbal therapy?

Herbals : Kava and valerian are 2 that come to mind, because people use them to help with sleep. Often additional botanicals such as hops, passion flower, and lemon balm are used in combination as well. You should be aware that there have been some rare, but severe, cases of liver damage with kava. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aromatherapy (Definition)

"Aromatherapy is used in a wide range of settings -- from health spas to hospitals -- to treat a variety of conditions. In general, it seems to relieve pain, improve mood, and promote a sense of relaxation. Several clinical studies suggest that when essential oils (particularly rose, lavender, and frankincense) were used by qualified midwives, pregnant women felt less anxiety and fear, had a stronger sense of well-being, and had less need for pain medications during delivery. Many women also report that peppermint oil relieves nausea and ...Read more


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What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

What are the most useful herbal therapy for hemophilia?

Use with caution: The best treatment for hemophilia by far is conventional therapy with clotting factors. No herbs can substitute for this, though herbs like hawthorne, bilberry, grape seed extract ; yarrow may help a bit. However. Many herbs may aggravate hemophilia ; should be avoided, including ginger, garlic ; turmeric; don't try herbs without guidance. See http://www.Herbs2000.Com/disorders/hemophilia.Htm. ...Read more

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How do I expel breast fibroid by herbal therapy?

How do I expel breast fibroid by herbal therapy?

Highly unlikely: Estrogen from your hormones may excite the nodule but a breat mass showed be biopsied or removed. You need to prove that it is not a malignancy even at 38 yrs old. ...Read more

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My relative got pimples how to get it off. Any herbal therapy?

My relative got pimples how to get it off. Any herbal therapy?

Acne treatments: There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment: clogged pores: tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules): topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide cysts: oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more

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Is aromatherapy a helpful treatment for pregnancy symptoms?

Is aromatherapy a helpful treatment for pregnancy symptoms?

No: To my knowledge there are no randomized controlled studies demonstrating benefits of aromatherapy for north american women with symptoms generally due to pregnancy. However, we look forward to more studies on alternative therapy for many conditions. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal therapies for staph infections?

Do not fool around: Staph can be very bad and even kill you. Antimicrobials are essential. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Not really...: This post was already answered(and nicely so) by dr. Albert pizzo; please refer to it. Even if there were i would not recommend it; better to stick with more conventional treatments in this instance. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat salmonella?

Are there effective herbal therapies to treat salmonella?

No: Salmonella enteritis infection usually resolves without the need of any antibiotic treatment. For severe infections or infections in immunocompromised patients several antibiotics are effective. There are no effective herbal treatments for salmonella infections. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent salmonella?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent salmonella?

Yes: Daily consumption of coriander seeds, or fresh coriander leaves or black cumin can help to prevent or reduce the effects of salmonella. ...Read more

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What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

Number of choices: A website which lists some of these is http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/1libr/aha/umherb04.Htm keep in mind however, that anticoagulant therapy must be monitored very carefully and should not be done without medical supervision. Also keep in mind that if it is being done during pregnancy, the medication or herb must be proven safe for the fetus. Just because it's 'natural' doesn't make it safe. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

I wouldn't try it: If you or someone you know is taking heparin, they require very accurate management of their coagulability (ability to make clots). It really requires the exact doses that manufactured pharmaceuticals posses with all of the fda mandated quality assurance that that entails. ...Read more

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

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

Nothing approved: Although, you may find claims on the web of people having taken "natural" supplement/herb that helped them cure legionnaire's, there's nothing approved or shown to be effective in studies. Given the fact that it may become fatal in certain cases if left untreated, i'd strongly suggest prompt medical attention and institution of a commonly accepted treatment. ...Read more

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Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

NO: Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. ...Read more

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

Not recommended: While herbal therapies can be effective for a number of conditions, legionnaires' disease can cause a life-threatening pneumonia due to the bacteria, legionella. Treatment with antibiotics usually cures the disease. If you have pontiac fever, (legionella infection without pneumonia) antibiotics are often not necessary and the disease resolves spontaneously. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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