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Can Herbal Supplements Cause Anxiety
Could you suggest good herbal supplements that help with anxiety, but don't cause potential liver damage?
Yes, possibly: Chamomile, passion flower, lemon balm, and theanine are a few that come to mind. Valerian and kava may be the ones you were thinking of with possible liver toxicity. In some people, st. John's wort might be useful -- even though it's more famous for use in mild-moderate depression. It's important for you to know that there are also very effective talk therapies for anxiety. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
What are herbal supplements that help with anxiety? Tried kavakava but not much help. 5htp was helpful but my dr says he doesn't endorse it
Many options: You can take 5-htp even if your doc does not "endorse" it! many herbs help, including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & passionflower. Magnesium & b vitamins often help, as can l-theanine. Homeopathy & bach flowers can help. Exercise & meditation help too. Counseling, talking with friends & family & a self-treatment called emotional freedom technique can also help. See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more
Address it directly: These need to be worked through rather than trying to quiet the symptoms with a supplement. If these are problematic for you, seeking professional help is more likely to make a real change for the better (rather than the bandaid'ing approach). Take care. ...Read more
I've just stopped taking paroxetine. Are there any herbal supplements that can help with depression and anxiety?
Yes but: Saint johns' worts have been used for depression but the effect is variable and not that powerful. If you don't want to take drugs, try doing more physical exercise on a regular basis. Mediation may also help anxiety. There are also other herbal products purported to calm one down but i don't believe they work that well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are herbal supplements for anxiety and depression - such as kava kava, valerian root, and yerba mate - safe to use with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD?
Herbal supplements: Realize that there aren't as good studies on herbals as for pharmaceuticals -- but 1 controlled study showed that passion flower is effective in generalized anxiety d/o: http://tinyurl.Com/ls9hyp3 lemon balm is another -- and mega foods has one called "tension release" that combines these. Kava may help, but monitor liver enzymes if using for extended periods. Valerian has more sedation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many can help: Kava can help with anxiety, but valerian is more sedating and could help more with sleep. Don't forget lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and the adaptogens rhodiola rosea and ashwagandha. Make sure you buy from reliable companies who check for heavy metals and correct raw material. Tell your doctor about any herbs you're using. Homeopathy can provide much deeper ; more individualized healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many good options: Many supplements help anxiety, including herbs like tulsi (holy basil), valerian, passionflower & ashwagandha, Amino Acids like theanine & tryptophan, b vitamins, inositol & magnesium. Also consider meditation, exercise, counseling, acupuncture & homeopathy. Make sure you get enough rest & a healthy diet.Consider eft (see eftuniverse.Com). A holistic doctor can help guide you in these treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am worried about herbal supplements that are put in a plastic capsule , does this realy cause health problem?
Plastic capsules???: I have never seen any supplement in a plastic capsule. In the United States capsule are either made from gelatin or from vegetable cellulose. Both are quite safe. I can't imagine anyone putting herbs in a plastic capsule, as plastic is not safe to ingest and it would never dissolve. Read the label- it should say gelatin or cellulose. If it says plastic don't take it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, it is possible in particularly responsive individuals.Mthere are many herbal supplements and some foods that contain estrogen like properties and if taken in excess may produce breast tissue growth and other undersireable outcomes. For example, the effects of soy's estrogen-like isoflavones and phytoestrogens on breast growth and cancer in makes and females is not fully understood. ...Read more
I had hydrocelectomy two years ago and now feeling some pain around testicle. I took herbal supplement tribulus terrestris. Is that cause?
Any surgery can: leave nerve pain and scar tissue in its wake. This is more likely the cause of your discomfort. Please see your doc to rule out other things. Please avoid over the counter T boosters and ask doc about hormone lab testing and possible hormone replacement therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can hay fever cause tinnitus, I use the herbal supplement clear tinnitus for a week now, can it cure tinnitus ? Thank you, frieda van leiden
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
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