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An herbal supplement: Withania coagulans is a plant from India, that has been used in traditional India medicine for years for various conditions. There are some VERY SMALL scientific studies/research that suggest it can help lower blood sugar. Much more research is needed to find about exact uses, doses, and side effects. The same plant substance can cure at 1 dose & kill at another dose. So wait for good evidence. ...Read more
Can charco caps(carbo vegerabills, lycipodium clavatum, cinchona officinalis, sulphur) turn stool a charcoal color? Nearly black?
I was diagnosed w/ scolisosis.Today used lotion that has bee venom, potentilla, comfrey, camphor, eucalyp good?
Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma .Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine without improv.I'm 64 y?
There are new agents: There are several new agents for this disease. It is uncommon and you need a good assessment of the status of both your disease and your ability to take treatment. There are oral agents, antibodies, drugs like velcade (bortezomib) that might be helpful. I would suggest an evaluation by an oncologist who is familiar with this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can pregnant use AQ hair loss topical solution:Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media,Lonicera Caprifolium-Lonicera Japonica (HoneysuckleFlower Extract)?
Probably not: Better off not to use medicated anything during the first and second trimesters for obvious reasons. Consult with your OB on anything else before you use it ...Read more
Cure UTI? cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe?
In 1971 daraprim (pyrimethamine) compound tab.(quinine dihydrochloride tab) was available in india. what's and alternative?
It is not available: It is available by the FDA for only malaria but we use dto use a lot of nocturnal leg cramps but it is not FDA approved for this now For leg cramps one can try magnesium under a physicians monitoring. It can cause diarrhea and may help leg cramps if that is what you are asking about. ...Read more
Vbeam: With my experience, i like the vbeam the most among all pulsed dye lasers. It differs from doctors to doctors. ...Read more
Is there any clinical evidence showing euphorbia peplus (petty spurge, radium weed, milkweed) has any helpful effects treating basal cell carcinoma?
Milkweed for BCC: Basal cell carcinoma (bcc) is primarily treated surgically. When caught and treated early, it is almost always cured, and recurrence rates should be very low. If you have been diagnosed with a bcc, get it treated by your local surgeon or dermatologist. Don't risk a recurrence or growth of the tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cranberry, d-mannose, uva ursi, grapefruit seed, caprylic acid, potassium caprylate, olive leaf extract, marshmallow althea officinalis root, red rasperry rubus ideaus - are these safe ingredients ?
Yes: I don't see anything in that list that is dangerous. ...Read more
Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?
Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more
Malaria in the world: First, the location of the risk for malaria must be known. Some meds do not work in some areas in the world. So first knowing your risks and what meds work in that locale is vital. Then the meds can be evaluated for safety in pregnancy. Here is a website to learn about malaria risks where you are or are going: http://www.Cdc.Gov/travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more
Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, possibly: I know of one case, shared by a homeopathic physician in india. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.Com/kw98mn6 we can learn a lot from our colleagues in other countries who may practice differently -- and also see patients with diseases seen less commonly in the us. This case required constitutional treatment, meaning a professional homeopath to review and prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer