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Chamomile Tea For Colic
Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?
Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read more
Which is better for thalassemia patient?
Tea with milk
coffee with milk
Caffeine is good: Caffeine promotes better vasoreactivity, a goal of all thalassemia patients. Therefore, any way you get your caffeine will improve your vasoreactivity, choose the drink you like the most, you won't be wrong... If you're after higher caffeine levels, depends on the tea or coffee you are drinking... ...Read more
Chamomile: Some have used topical chamomile for eczema, but formal studies of this are lacking. This is not the same as drinking the tea -- for which i've found no references for skin conditions. Anise is a spice, used for flavoring and to promote digestion. I could find nothing about drinking anise tea for skin concerns. ...Read more
I never advise it: A light brew of chamomile tea may give you something to do but i can remember no research data showing predictable benefit. Teas have been offered for colic since the first written treatment books for kids in the 1700's & follow the assumption that the gut is somehow upset. Present thought finds it more a transient behavior/frustration issue. ...Read more
Im drinking Lipton Chamomile Tea every night. And PureHerbs LemonGrass Tea every after 2days. Is it safe? These teas are from teabags
Pesticides & toxins: While chamomile and lemongrass are very safe, many teas are contaminated with significant levels of pesticides and the teabags can contain epichorohydrin, a carcinogen. Thus, get these teas only as organic from companies with safe teabags such as Numi, Rishi and Yogi (or get as organic loose tea & use tea ball). See http://foodbabe.com/2013/08/21/do-you-know-whats-really-in-your-tea/ ...Read more
I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?
Herbal teas: In otherwise healthy people, these herbal teas are unlikely to cause any problems with regular daily use. However, some people who have allergies to certain weeds can have allergic reactions to chamomile. Since you are taking medications, it would be wise to consult with him/her to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more
Yes: Honey, and tea for that matter, are good for just about anything. Honey and lemon tea are not particularly famous for helping upset stomachs. If you have a stomach ulcer, some people argue that tea or lemon could be bothersome but that's not proven. Ginger tea is an ancient chinese and proven way to alleviate stomach upset. Be sure you have a diagnosis of why your stomach is acting up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe a little : Herbal tea containing chamomile and/or valerian help many people with mild anxiety or tension. "anxiety attack" sounds more severe though, so i don't know whether tea will help much in that situation. You could always try it and find out... Everyone's different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How about gripe waters for reflux and gas issues for babies? How about mom drinking tea w/ chamomile, fennel , and ginger? What probiotics to use?
Possibly helpful: As someone who practices integrative pediatrics, I do incorporate these remedies for colic/gas in babies. Gripe waters that contain small amounts of fennel and ginger are likely safe as are chamomile and fennel teas (for baby or mom - if baby is under 6m, don't give more than 1 oz 3x per day). Probiotics (bifidus, lactobacillus) have been shown to be safe and effective. ...Read more
Is frozen purple grape juice, apple juice and peppermint tea ok to drink for ulcer. Ipeppermint tea seems to calm tummy but some say bad for ulcer?
Probably OK: I see no problem with grape and apple juice, though i strongly recommend organic juices as both conventional grapes and apples are high in pesticides. The only reference i found re: ulcers says it should not be used in stomach ulcers because it lowers esophageal sphincter pressure, but i don't see why that would be bad for an ulcer. Many authorities claim peppermint tea is good for ulcers. ...Read more
Listen to your body: They are both safe to try. See which works the best for you. There is wonderful list in healing digetive disorders by andrew gaeddert called the kitchen pharmacy. For intestinal gas 1 t of dried thyme leaves steeped for five minutes makes a very effective tea. ...Read more
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