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Not as far as I know: It has a lot of drug interactions and if cautiously taken under supervision would be to improve strength of the heartbeat. It is not a supplement to be taken lightly or with ought doctor approval. It could do more harm than good, an I am all for supplements when helpful and good! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do any natural antibiotics like berberine, wild oregano, or peppermint work? I want to treat SIBO.
Yes, as well as abx: A recent research study shows herbal medicines can be even more effective than the standard antibiotic used to treat SIBO. The herbs you mentioned may help, as well as others including garlic, olive leaf extract, Hu Zhang and Andrographis. See http://chriskresser.com/sibo-what-causes-it-and-why-its-so-hard-to-treat/ and click on the link to the study. I also advise probiotics and dietary changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proven: Goldenseal is a herb found from the northeast to Arkansas. It contains berberine which has been used in several medical conditions without proof. Most of the constituents in Goldenseal are poorly absorbed and amounts off berberine are variable. There are much better treatments for acne available so check with a dermatologist ...Read more
I am 23yrs old single, but I am in relation with my bf from 8yrs, & i m having overy cyst problem what r the home remedies i can do.?
The herb Berberine: Berberine should help. Clinical studies have shown that berberine is even more effective than the anti-diabetic drug metformin. Metformin has been the drug of choice for policystic ovary syndrome (pcos). Berberine plus metformin is even more effective than either substance alone. Also, try topical Progesterone cream, available in a health food store. The usual dose is 20-40 mg per day. Pr. ...Read more
Is there medicines that can be prescribed to shrink a large cyst on the ovary before surgically removing it is considered?
Metformin & Progeste: Try Metformin and natural progesterone cream (or Prometrium). Metformin, 500 mg three times daily, is the drug of choice for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The herb Berberine, in the same dose, can add to Metformin's effectiveness. Also, progesterone will help shrink an ovarian cyst. This combination may help you avoid surgery. ...Read more
Berberine, Metformin: Sugar addiction is physiological, not psychological. To overcome this "problem, " need to restore Insulin receptor sensitivity. Metformin and berberine will both do this--taken together is better than either alone. Usual dose is 1, 000 to 2, 000 mg of each substance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: THE SUPPLEMENT INDUSTRY EXISTS BECAUSE WE FAIL TO ADAPT HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE CHANGES. LOW GLYCEMIC/SUGAR DIET, DAILY EXERCISE OR WALKING FOR 60 MINS/DAY, 7-9 HRS OF SLEEP. LOW STRESS, NO TOBACCO USE, MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND SPEAKING WITH A NUTRITIONIST IS A STARTING POINT. I CONSUME BERBERINE TWICE A DAY BEFORE A MEAL BECAUSE IT PROTECTS FROM SUGAR SPIKES IN OUR BLOODSTREAM. ...Read more