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No: Cassia acutifolia, also known as senna, is often used as a laxative. It does not aid in weight loss, however. Despite everyone's looking for a pill to lose weight, the most proven method is exercise and eating fewer calories. If you need help with that, your family doctor should be able to assist you. Good luck, it is never easy. ...Read more
Do diet pills with these ingredients:Rhizoma,Atractylodis,Macrocephalae, Cassia Seed,Liquorice, Dried Ginger,Ginseng have any effect on conceiving?
Supplements: such as these have never been studied, alone or in combination, re: affect on conception. However, one thing is known conclusively, and that is that they DON'T HELP WEIGHT LOSS, except in your wallet. Why put ANY unknown chemicals into your body that have potential risks when you are considering becoming pregnant? That makes no sense to me. ...Read more
I currently take a supplement containing 160mg of cinnamon daily, but I don't know if it's Ceylon or Cassia. Is this a dangerous amount of coumarin for daily use?
It isn't : different fundamentally from the cinnamon used in cooking. I can assure you 160 mg of the whole spice is teeny weeny compared to many of my stir frys. My baking book says a teaspoon is 20 times (2300 mg) more than that; and I use many teaspoons. furthermore, I know the cost of good cinnamon and I suspect they put 'supplement' on the bottle and jack the price 10x ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is slim-vie a safe herbal wt loss product? Ingred: amylum, mulberry leaf extr, jobstears seed, cassia seed extr, bitter orange extr.? Long-term use?
Senna: Cassia angustifolia is basically senna. It's a laxative. It's fine to use after a miscarriage but be sure to be drinking plenty of water and eating a normal diet. Use during pregnancy hasn't been well studied so caution is advised if pregnancy is suspect. But with miscarriage, dehydration would be the main concern. Feel free to ask additional questions. Dr. C. ...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
Maybe: The most serious problem with over-the-counter herbal medications is that they are unregulated. Avoid all OTC preparations that are not independently tested for purity.. That means not by the drug company itself. The USP for sure is sk. Otherwise you may be getting something you don't want, too much, or too little ...Read more