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Can herbal supplements help in delaying menstrual cycle?

Can herbal supplements help in delaying menstrual cycle?

Why?: I wonder why you would want your menstrual cycle delayed. If there is a specific reason for it, i would not risk in turning to any herbal supplement as there is none to date with proven/documented efficacy in doing so. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem

NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

You need an evaluati: You should see your gyn, you are probably peri-menopausal, and may be starting to skip periods, but you need blood work and an ultrasound, and then you can take some very low dose Progesterone for a few days to induce the period after you have been evaluated, herbs work for some things , but not relaible to induce periods esp without an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

How long do herbal supplements stay in your body?

Depends: Just like prescription drugs, different herbal supplements have different half-lives so each one will differ in how long it stays in the body. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Is it safe to take these herbal supplements together?

Need more info: Happy to address your concerns about safety taking "these" herbal supplements but you didn't tell us to which ones you are referring. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Yes: Most people have non-bacterial chronic prostatitis and are not improved with antibiotics. There are multiple prescription and non-prescription medications as well as behavioral modifications that can be used to treat prostatitis. These are best discussed with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my herpes outbreaks?

Remedy for Herpes: A 2002 article in the "journal of ethnopharmacology" names the concentrated extract of lemon balm (melissa officinalis) "one of the most widely used topical preparations in the treatment and prevention of herpes." lemon balm cream has been reported to interrupt the infection, promote healing of lesions, and reduce the number of recurrences of herpes. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Not alone: We cannot trust herbals or remedies that have no good evidence that they help in serious research studies. In patients that have no good alternative to be cured herbals may be tried for compassion. Not all cancers are treated the same. Early stage cancer and some advanced cancers may be cured with conventional treatment. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Some that have been tried, with mixed results, include melatonin, zinc, vitamin combinations (lipoflavonoid). ...Read more

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What can I do to to change/delay my menstrual cycle?

Yes: Usually we use some type of birth control method to accomplish this change/delay. ...Read more

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Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Many good choices: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements would be helpful with post-pill amenorrhea?

What herbal supplements would be helpful with post-pill amenorrhea?

Vitex and others: Probably the best herb to help amenorrhea following the use of birth control pills is vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berry). Other herbs that may help include dong quai, black cohosh, rhodiola and eleutherococcus. Chinese herbal medicine is often effective in treating this problem, but it would be best to see an acupuncturist with expertise in herbs to get an individualized recommendation. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What to avoid: It's easier to say what to avoid. If you're taking lexapro, (escitalopram) you should avoid valerian, st john's wort, same, kava kava, and gotu kola. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Vertigo symptoms: Before you start supplementing make sure that you have been properly and completely evaluated by a neurologist of the condition. An often missed condition for vertigo is called superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome that is easily diagnosed with a ct scan and testing. This is treatable and vertigo can become worse if missed. A well trained neurologist or ENT physician will help wit this. ...Read more

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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 more

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Supplements (Definition)

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


Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more