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What would happen if I took red clover (700mg)?

Redclover: You exceeded the recommended dosage, so call Poison control hotline 1-800-2221222 ASAP. ...Read more

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What is red clover pill used for in women and men?

What is red clover pill used for in women and men?

Red Clover: Red clover is considered to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like Estrogens and are found in many plants). It is used for hot flashes/flushes, pms, lowering cholesterol, breast enhancement and breast health, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood. It is also used to help prevent osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I have a clover of garlic stuck in my cervic and can't remove it myself. What should I do? A piece of clover of garlic is stuck up in my cervic and i tried to reach it but can't get to it. What should I do?

I have a clover of garlic stuck in my cervic and can't remove it myself.  What should I do? A piece of clover of garlic is stuck up in my cervic and i tried to reach it but can't get to it.  What should I do?

I : I am aware that some women insert garlic cloves in their vagina to cure yeast infections that are not too far advanced. I am not able to comment on either the safety or the efficacy of this practice. However, my understanding is that the clove (especially if sliced open) can sometimes burn the mucosa (skin in the vagina); especially if the mucosa is already raw from a yeast infection. Thus, if you get a clove of garlic lodged inside you, it may become painful. Regardless of the reason that you placed garlic in your vagina, it is now a foreign object. I also recommend that you see a gynecologist, so that the garlic can be removed. ...Read more

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Are there any red clover side effects?

Are there any red clover side effects?

Potentially: Red clover can mimic the effects of estrogen & is not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormone replacement therapy or when taking birth control pills or tamoxifen. Red clover may thin blood & effect blood sugar levels. Discuss with your physician before beginning red clover supplementation. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of red clover?

Potential for: Red clover can mimic the effects of estrogen & is not recommended during pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormone replacement therapy or when taking birth control pills or tamoxifen. Red clover may thin blood & effect blood sugar levels. Discuss with your physician before beginning red clover supplementation. ...Read more

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My eczema has flared up somebody told me that red clover can help, is that true?

My eczema has flared up  somebody told me that red clover can help, is that true?

Maybe: Red clover is often recommended for this purpose, but any data that it actually works is lacking. Careful when using any substance without good data. ...Read more

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What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

Diabetes and More: Fenugreek is used for diabetes and loss of appetite, and to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/fenugreek current uses of red clover are for menopausal symptoms, breast pain associated with menstrual cycles, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and symptoms of prostate enlargement. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/redclover/ataglance.htm. ...Read more