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Doctor insights on: Citronella Grass

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Is citronella a carcinogen?

Is citronella a carcinogen?

May prevent cancer: Citronella is a plant essential oil used as an insect repellent and non-specific therapeutic agent in alternative medicine. It is not believed to be a carcinogen, although methods of testing have been almost entirely as topical agent. A search conducted in the national library of medicine revealed no evidence that it caused cancer and some suggestion that it reduces cancer in mice. ...Read more

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Is everybody allergic to grass?

Is everybody allergic to grass?

Grass allergy: No. There are many things on grass to which folks may be 'allergic' like dust, mites, other plant pollens, etc. But many folks aren't allergic at all. ...Read more

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Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

Is freshly fertilized grass poisonous?

No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are allergic to grass?

How can you tell if you are allergic to grass?

Timing & testing: Grass pollen allergy (called grass pollinosis) has symptoms of itchy, runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing, sometimes with eye symptoms during the usual grass pollen time which is early to mid-summer (longer in the south). To confirm grass allergy, a skin test or ige blood test can be performed. ...Read more

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Why is grass-fed beef healthier than grain-fed beef?

Why is grass-fed beef healthier than grain-fed beef?

Grass vs grain: GabriellaG; the "Free range" beef is fed without antibiotics or steroids which you ingest as well (in smaller amounts) when you eat beef, so free range (organic) meat to eat is always the best to eat thanks ...Read more

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Does coin grass really work. And where can I buy it?

Does coin grass really work. And where can I buy it?

Probably not.: There is no scientific data that proves coin grass will reduce the size of gall stones. ...Read more