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Would the supplement artemisia iwayomogi be beneficial for me with nonhodgkins lymphoma I've had six months of chemo ?
Don't waste money: This is old-fasioned wormwood, a somewhat poisoning herb. Not surprisingly, it poisons cancer cells growing in petri dishes but beyond this, real work (animal studies) is conspicuous by its absence (I checked the NIH database). Anyone telling you otherwise is screwing with you and doesn't deserve your hard-earned money. If you are interested in this stuff, get with a responsible holist. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fall weed: Mugwort is a type of weed that usually pollinates in the fall in most areas of the USA. Inhalation of mugwort pollen, when allergic, can cause nasal and eye allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sometimes cough or breathing difficulty if allergy is severe enough. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer