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Can I drink chamomile tea with Zoloft? Is there an interaction? I know St. John's Wort is off limits :) Is chamomile safe?
Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile
No problem: I have not found any ingredient in these herbal tea which would cause hypertension. As for ragweed allergy, you are actually allergic to the airborne pollen and not to the flower itself. Even if the chamomile pollen in the flower cross-react with ragweed, it will be highly unlikely to cause you allergic symptoms given that the chamomile would have been subjected to processing and heating . ...Read more
Yes: No problem. No interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you can, but: I'm more concerned about the "chest pain, chest pressure, and difficulty breathing" you've also mentioned? Those don't generally respond to st. John's wort or chamomile, unless they're for sure related to anxiety (which they can be). Many people take chamomile as a tea, and st. John's wort as a standardized extract or capsule. Regardless, please follow closely with your doctor. ...Read more
Chamomile: A teaspoon to a cup of whole or crushed. ...Read more
Benefits of chamomil: Although best known as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, chamomile is also believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities. The plant's healing properties come from its daisylike flowers, which contain volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides a and b, and matricin) as well as flavonoids (particularly a compound called apinegin) and other therapeutic substances. ...Read more
How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?
What conditions?: It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what conditions you're trying to treat. Some conditions may respond to herbal medications, and some may not. Research studies may also not have been done that document results. If you rephrase your question more specifically, we can try again to be helpful. ...Read more
Tea effects: I don't know that any one has really measured the metabolism of constituents in chamomile; there are multiple ones that are probably active. If you're using this for a medicinal purpose (indigestion, relaxation, etc) you may make a strong tea & use it 3-4 times a day. It is safe unless you're allergic to compositae (the botanical family it belongs to.). ...Read more
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