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Is it safe to take one tablet daily of artemisia absinthium (wormwood) dietary supplement?

Is it safe to take one tablet daily of artemisia absinthium (wormwood) dietary supplement?

Safety of wormwood: Wormwood is an herb that is not known to have any definitely beneficial properties. It might be safe in the quantities used in supplements, but there doesn't seem to be any real reason to be trying it, and it can be dangerous if you have seizures or are taking a centrally acting medication. It affects brain chemicals. http://www.medicinenet.com/wormwood/supplements-vitamins.htm. ...Read more

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What is mugwort?

Moxibustion: Mugworth is burned either as a cone or is rolled like a cigarette. It is placed against the skin and/ or the needle with acupuncture to increase impact of the treatment. This is called moxibustion. Mugworth is also burned with a variety of substances (i.e., like garlic) for moxibustion (without needles). ...Read more

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Where can I get mugwort?

Where can I get mugwort?

Check around: There may be health food stores or vitamin shops in your area that carry this. If not, check "amazon.Com" for supplies. ...Read more

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Does any one know what will happen if you smoke mugwort?

Does any one know what will happen if you smoke mugwort?

Hmmmm: By not smoking it. Used mostly to season foods in traditional european & aaian cuisine. Could be poison & certainly dangerous to a fetus. You may wish to discuss your drug problems with your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you prepare mugwort for smoking?

How do you prepare mugwort for smoking?

Moxibustion: I didn't know anyone smoked mugworth. It can be rolled into cigarettes to be used for moxibustion on the skin in conjunction with acupuncture. ...Read more

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Heard making tea out of mugwort could help with dreams. Any bad effects?

Heard making tea out of mugwort could help with dreams. Any bad effects?

Hmmmm: Tea is relatively safe, but without proven benefit. Used mostly to season foods in traditional european & asian cuisine. Could be poison & certainly dangerous to a fetus. You may wish to discuss your drug problems with your doctor. ...Read more

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I suffered from hay fever as a child and as an adult chose to smoke mugwort and am now (2 hrs later) feeling short of breath with a very tight chest.

I suffered from hay fever as a child and as an adult chose to smoke mugwort and am now (2 hrs later) feeling short of breath with a very tight chest.

See doctor: When one has hay fever , one has a higher risk in developing asthma. I don't know much about smoking mugwort but combustive products tend to irritate the lungs even if you don't have asthma. In addition, there may be contaminants in the product. The obvious thing is for you to stop smoking. If the problem persists, check with your doctor or get to the ER. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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