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Doctor insights on: Basil Seed Side Effects

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Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Here you go:: Holy basil is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth for short periods of time, up to six weeks. It's not known if long-term use is safe.

Not enough is known about the use of holy basil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Holy basil might slow blood clotting, More?

suggest check webmd vitamin supplement listing for Holy Basil. ...Read more

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How do I check my basil body temp?

How do I check my basil body temp?

Check in early AM: Nothing magic. Check your temp with a thermometer first thing in the morning. Body temp is lowest from 4-8 AM, and rises slightly during the day. ...Read more

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Could it be harmful to smoke basil leaves?

Could it be harmful to smoke basil leaves?

Don't smoke period: Are you talking about inhaling a burning substance, or cooking it in a smoker like "smoked salmon" ;-)? Any kind of smoke that is inhaled into your lungs can be expected to be harmful. Don't smoke anything! ...Read more

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Do you know what are the health benefits of basil?

Do you know what are the health benefits of basil?

Herbcompanion. Com: States that eugenol, a volatile oil in basil has anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties & the plant has beneficial flavonoids. It allegedly is beneficial in constipation, stomach cramps, & indigestion as well as a number of respiratory problems. It is a good source of vitamin a & magnesium. ...Read more

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What's the importance of basil body temp and what should it be?

What's the importance of basil body temp and what should it be?

Progesterone: You may want to check the Mayo Clinic's website on this topic out:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/basal-body-temperature/basics/what-you-can-expect/prc-20019978
The ovary produces progesterone after ovulation, which is responsible for a sharp rise in body temp. Taking her temperature every morning enables a woman to determine, if and when she ovulated. ...Read more

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Can I eat basil seeds during pregnancy?

Can I eat basil seeds during pregnancy?

Not a good idea: Pregnant women or those trying to conceive should not use basil since it lowers the levels of estrogen. ...Read more

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How is basil beneficial for someone?

Delicious: It is a most delicious herb and i, personally, love it as pesto. For alleged health benefits, see:http://www. Herbcompanion. Com/herbal-living/amazing-health-benefits-of-basil. Aspx

but recognize that none of these benefits are proven. ...Read more

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How serious is a basil carcinoma?

How serious is a basil carcinoma?

O K if treated: Basal cell carcinoma of skin, locally invasive, do not spread, treating by excision surgery or one of other methods will have complete cure, don't worry get it removed ...Read more

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How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

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What can I do with basil, mint and verbena leaves?

What can I do with basil, mint and verbena leaves?

Food flavoring: Basil, mint, and other spices add flavor to food as well as life; enjoy them! ...Read more

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Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

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What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?

Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more

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Pesto and basil allergy? Has anyone heard of it?

Pesto and basil allergy? Has anyone heard of it?

More likely pine nut: I have seen a fair amount of pesto allergy. Yes, life is sometimes unfair. Usually the problem is the nut. Traditionally pesto is made with pine nut. Commercially walnuts, a more common nut allergen, is used. I have also seen garlic and olive oil allergies. If the problem is truly the basil try substituting cilantro or spinach. Both are good. Bueno appetito. ...Read more

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I just heard basil seeds could cause contractions, is it possible that a vietnamese dessert made with tons of basil seeds could cause miscarriage?

I just heard basil seeds could cause contractions, is it possible that a vietnamese dessert made with tons of basil seeds could cause miscarriage?

Basil seeds: Using basil as a spice is safe in pregnancy. An essential oil is sometimes made from the leaves and seeds -- and this contains a high concentration of the constituent estragole. Estragole can cause uterine contractions, thus may not be safe in pregnancy unless you're already in labor. The essential oil probably uses a lot more of these seeds than you ate in your dessert. If concerned, see ob. ...Read more

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Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Not sure what: Holy basil is? But if you mean the herb, it would be unusual but. Not impossible for a reaction to a food to cause a headache. The best thing is to avoid it. ..If the headaches continue, see your dr. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: basil allergy?

What is the definition or description of: basil allergy?

Reactions on expos.: If you have an allergy to anything added to food you may develop vomiting, rash, and hives. This could be immediate or a late reaction after many hours. ...Read more

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I was tested by an allergist & found out I'm allergic to basil. I've been avoiding it, but I'm still having allergic reactions. Is it another herb?

I was tested by an allergist & found out I'm allergic to basil. I've been avoiding it, but I'm still having allergic reactions. Is it another herb?

Something else: Basil allergy must be extremely rare and thus I do not consider it to be your problem. A positive skin test alone does not indicate necessarily a true allergic reaction. It would be helpful if you can tell us more about the type of reaction you have since it may not even be an allergic one at all. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma?

See below: Basal cell carcinomas usually occur in sun exposed areas and present as a nodule or non-healing ulcer. See this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/basal-cell-carcinoma/ds00925. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of basil cell carcinoma? Why is called basil cell anyway?

Basal cell: This little cancer is made of cells that closely resemble the basal (bottom) layer of the stack of cells that make up your epidermis, the outer part of your skin. They begin as tiny bumps or ulcers, often with rolled borders and easy-to-see vessels. They seldom spread, but left untreated they'll eventually slowly destroy your face / invade your brain. Good luck with the excision. ...Read more

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Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Is use of a basil essential oil safe during breastfeeding?

Hard to say.: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih. Nih. Gov/
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What are healing properties of each type of basil--thai, lemon, purple, etc?

What are healing properties of each type of basil--thai, lemon, purple, etc?

All the same: Basil is basil. And as for the "healing effects, " there basically are none. Basil is said to "aid digestion, " but it's not the basil, it's the food you season it with (tomatoes). Some say it is an "elixir of love and a charm, " others claim it can be used for "for snakebites, chills, coughs, earaches, spasms, and skin problems." I could go on, but none of these are true. It tastes good though! ...Read more

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I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one? Should I be on preventive medicine?

I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one? Should I be on preventive medicine?

Depends...: On the frequency and severity of your migraines. Typically, preventive meds are prescribed for people having more than 2 migraines/month. But other factors are weighed as well including how disabling they are and the side effects of potential meds. ...Read more

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Can basil cell skin cancer be deadly?

Can basil cell skin cancer be deadly?

Basal Cell Ca mortal: Not really. BCC is one of the less aggressive skin cancers. Best to discuss with your doctor or dermatologist in detail. ...Read more

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I am 33 weeks pregnant and ate 1tsp basil seeds soaked in water. They are known to cause uterine cobtractions and possible miscarriage. What shud I do?

I am 33 weeks pregnant and ate 1tsp basil seeds soaked in water. They are known to cause uterine cobtractions and possible miscarriage. What shud I do?

It's too late now!: It is too late to change what has been done, but stomach acid is very good at neutralizing most food substances. Please notify your treating OB MD of this occurrence and ask for further guidance if needed. ...Read more

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Can celery or basil help with water retention.?

Can celery or basil help with water retention.?

Perhaps: Both celery and basil are diuretic foods and will tend to help mobilize fluid through the kidneys. ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more

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I am wondering if tulsi tea, made of indian basil, will affect any prescription or OTC drugs?

I am wondering if tulsi tea, made of indian basil, will affect any prescription or OTC drugs?

Yes: Tulsi can interact with blood thinners (coumadin/warfarin) or other meds that slow blood clotting (nsaids). Caution should thus be used if also taking garlic, gingko, omega-3 fish oils. Tulsi reportedly can interact with drugs used during surgery & cause bleeding complications. Definitely inform your docs if you are using this herb. ...Read more