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Doctor insights on: Damiana Effects

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How effective is damiana?

Turnera diffusa: Probably about 40 to 60%, depending on your bodyweight, and the preparations concentration. Beware if you live in the state of louisiana because it's already illegal. Expect other states to follow. Big pharma does not want herbal substitutes for their big dollar products. ...Read more

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Will smoking damiana leaf produce a high?

Will smoking damiana leaf produce a high?

Not known. : Most pot heads don't think it produces a high. Ancient mexicans mixed it with tequila for the first margarita, & thought of it as an aphrodisiac. They didn't smoke it though, it was brewed in teas and mixed with sugar or liquor. Damiana is illegal in lousiana. ...Read more

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Could damiana show up in a hair drug test?

Could damiana show up in a hair drug test?

Not generally: this is not particularly a chemical that anybody is looking for. In addition, it is not illegal in the US. There is no reason I could see that anybody would be testing for this herbal product. ...Read more

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Hello. Is it safe to use passionflower and damiana while taking 75mg venlafaxine daily? Thank you.

Hello. Is it safe to use passionflower and damiana while taking 75mg venlafaxine daily? Thank you.

Supplements: Ask the manufacturers of the compounds for any data on possible interactions with prescription medications, organised medicine has no data as no studies have been done by these manufacturers ...Read more

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Will damiana help get my sex drive back? If so when will i start to see a difference in 1000mg capsule a day?

Will damiana help get my sex drive back? If so when will i start to see a difference in 1000mg capsule a day?

Short answer...no: I think it is important to understand that supplements and herbal remedies differ from traditional medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, in that, by law, they are not required by the government to have the same rigorous standards of proving that they are safe and effective by the fda. As long as a product has a disclaimer that it does not claim to treat any illness, the company selling it is basically able to make many claims regarding what the product can do. These products may well be effective and safe (although i would not spend my money on them unless they had data showing that they are indeed safe and effective), but they may not be. Also, interactions with medications you take for other conditions may occur, and there is no way of knowing this 100%. I would advise caution. Additionally, be aware that there are a great many products out there offering "male enhancement" or "improved sexual performance". None of these products are regulated by the fda, and none have shown any data proving their safety or efficacy. Despite this, many of the companies manufacturing these products make a great deal of money. I think a good rule of thumb is, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it's ok to drink damiana tea (turnera diffusa) while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg?

I was wondering if it's ok to drink damiana tea (turnera diffusa) while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg?

No interactions: There are no known interactions between damiana and prozac (fluoxetine). But there is also insufficient information available about the effectiveness of this herb. If you plan to use it, please also tell your physician(s) you're doing so. ...Read more

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I took Yerba Mate, Guarana, Damiana in supplement for 3 weeks but had an allergic reaction. Blisters & hives in legs. When will it get out system?

I took Yerba Mate, Guarana, Damiana in supplement for 3 weeks but had an allergic reaction. Blisters & hives in legs. When will it get out system?

1-2 wks: If the problem is really from the supplements, then I would expect that the hives will subside within days but the blisters in 1-2 weeks. This is a reminder that not all things organic are harmless. ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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What are effects of being adopted?

What are effects of being adopted?

Generally good: Most who adopt cannot have children or want to "complete" a family. Most in this category are attentive and loving and so the likely situation for the adoptee is to escape poor situations with limited funds and unhealthy environments. So the effects are usually positive. The only downside is that some go on a campaign later in life to discover their biological parents - not always a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking lithium?

What are the effects of taking lithium?

Depends: Therapeutic effects can include mood stability, less mania, less depression and decreased risk of suicide. Side effects may include nausea, metallic taste in mouth, tremor, sedation, thirst, frequent urination and weight gain. Lithium levels should be monitored regularly as should thyroid and kidney function. ...Read more