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Ayurvedic Vata Breastfeeding
Breast growth?Vitamine, fenugreek, dong quai, fennel seed, kelp, l-tyrosine, watercress, blessed thistle, dandelion, red clover, aloe vera, pueraria.M, sepiliftii
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...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
NO!: ... Why the search for alternative medicine and especially this one notoriously known not to have good quality control of the producing facilities besides the discovery of high toxic level of arsenic, lead and mercury! try the traditional remedies and if things do not work a proctologist could solve the problem with minimally invasive procedures... ...Read more
Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.
Ginger: Yes, ginger can help with several conditions -- including painful menstruation, morning sickness, vertigo, osteoarthritis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. People sometimes also use it for motion sickness, but it may not always help with that. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Fresh ginger extract may have blood pressure-lowering effects, according to some small studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No safety info.: Kankunis herbal slimming tea is made in the philippines by diamond laboratories inc., a leading medium-sized pharmaceutical, medical and health products company there, but may not be of the same quality like the herbal teas made in the us.It contains senna (a laxative), shiu sen tea ; malvae as per label. There is no safety information available. ...Read more
Not likely to work.: There is no evidence in the scientific literature regarding the efficacy of these ayurvedic oils on penis size. No topical medicine has successfully increased penis size, even hormonally active ones. Penis size is determined genetically & at specific periods of development in utero, infancy, and puberty. Trying to enlarge it outside of this is like trying to change the size of any other body part. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
Black cohosh: You may try black cohosh and/ or soy protein. You might also like to read other doctor's answers regarding menopause and its possible treatments by typing in the word "menopause" in the "ask the doctor" box on your home page. There have been helpful hints from other doctors already, which you might also like to read. ...Read more
Confusing question: I'm sorry, but i don't understand if the problem is that your breast milk is "dry" or not enough in quantity, or if you want breast milk to dry up. The remedies are different for each, and also according to other aspects of you as well. I suggest seeing a trained homeopath for a more specific selection -- it is not just an "off the shelf" solution. For physician homeopaths: www.Homeopathyusa.Org. ...Read more
Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: As is the case for most of these unproven supplements, there are no real studies that demonstrate that they do anything beneficial (despite what you may hear from dr. Oz), and no studies looking at drug interactions. Many people say that it is "natural" since it comes from a plant. Remember that many poisons come from plants as well. ...Read more
Great caution: This depends on which ayurvedic medicine as there are many. The most common ayurvedic medicine for constipation is triphala; some websites say it should be avoided in pregnancy as its "downward flowing" energy could trigger a miscarriage or premature birth. Others say it's safe to use during pregnancy in small doses.I advise avoiding most herbs in the first trimester.Small amounts may be ok later. ...Read more
On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?
No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more