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Dandelion Nutrition Facts
No: Although dandelions are often considered pesky and prolific weeds, their roots, leaves and flowers are edible and beneficial for your health. Dandelion roots have been used to help liver, kidney and digestive functions; as a laxative; to treat jaundice, anemia, bladder infections and eczema; and to eliminate gallstones. Consult your doctor to inquire whether it will affect your meds or health. ...Read more
Depends...: Dandelion root tea is a mild laxative and diuretic with mild pain-killing effect. Its users usually would not see an obvious fast effect. Hence, you have to follow the instructions, watch what you may feel, and see if it is okay for you. Remember healthy lifestyle remains the foundations of all care. Detail? Go to https://ebettercare.com/high-quality-healthy-lifestyle-core-foundation-health-care/. ...Read more
It can't: You don't use herbal pills to make tea, you use herbs to make tea. A dandelion root pill has been processed into a form that will likely make a really nasty tea. On the other hand, dandelion root, dried, then chopped or ground, makes a pretty good tea. ...Read more
Here are some...: An extensive study for taking dietary supplements like burdock and dandelion in pregnancy is lacking, and most supplements are optional for healthy living. Hence avoiding supplements of uncertain effects and thier potential side effects during pregnancy is a sound practice of prenatal care. On How to Eat, go to http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter03.html. More? Ask your obs-gyn-doctor timely. Best... ...Read more
Hi will dandelion root extract 339mg help with pupp im pregnant and is it ok take it if I am pregnant ? Thank you
Not sure: Taking herbal products without knowing if scientific tests were done about efficacy and side effects can be unwise especially if you are pregnant. Please consults with your ob-gyn. If you think you have a medical problem stick with a well recognized medical product prescribed by your ob-gyn. Don't take chances with your pregnancy. ...Read more
Use a real Rx: I'm sorry somebody is trying to sell you something that's probably a placebo. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that eventually remits on its own. It's a serious personal and professional liability. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Here are some...: Using both together has been reported to generate a synergetic effects for many healthy benefits especially for liver and respiratory health. Despite knowing these, it is a good practice to use something new with caution because certain adverse effects may happen to few, which can not be predicted by any professional. More on drug use? To http://www.formefirst.com/NewDrugUse.html. Best wish... ...Read more
Doubtful: The iud you reference has a dual mode of action. A word of caution - many herbal medicines are just that, medicines, with little know safety on the human physiology. ...Read more
None: It won't help you lose weight, except in your wallet. You need to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. Don't put anything in your body that you don't know what it is, what it's going to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Probably not.: The usual source of chamomile tea, ointments or infusions is from dried flowers and petals. The dandelion is the root. Although I am not aware of this specific association, we know that allergy other plants and roots in the same family do not cross-react such as parsley/celery, celery seed and carrot (stalk, seed, vs root) does not cross react. Also, potato vs tomato or peppers (root vs fruit). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
About plants like dandelion and artichoke causing photoallergic reactions, does it occur after the juices get onto your skin, or after you eat them?
Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more
3 wks ago had a cup of dandelion tea. Woke nx morn with right side pain on/off. Lasted a few days. Now I have it on/off for 3 wks now. Should I worry?
Trichomonas, STDs: The discharge of bacterial vaginosis usually is white or gray, without bubbles. Yellow or colred discharge that stains underwear, with bubbles, is typical for the STD trichomonas, which causes the same odor (usually fishy) as BV. Other STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) also are a concern for any colored discharge. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. Your sex partner(s) also should be checked. Good luck. ...Read more
Weight loss: I would not expect that you would change your weight loss significantly. It may reduce appetite somewhat but in the long term that does not help with maintaining weight loss. Lifestyle changes, dietary changes and exercise comprise a successful formula. Give that a try and good luck. ...Read more
Brewers yeast, dandelion root, cayenne, ginger root on sale at health food store. Any of this bad for me?
Depends: You should view herbal medications as drugs. A lot of drugs in use today were originally developed based on compounds isolated from plants. Many herbal agents may interact with medications that you are already taking so it is important to check for drug interactions. Also most herbal agents have not been well studies in good clinical trials. This website may give you more information: http://www.U. ...Read more
Uncertain: Although the use of dandelion root has been use in alternative therapy for years there are no definitive studies indicating safety. There are also no definitive medical benefits proven in the scientific literature. Some beleive it may help with milk production. Without good evidence of safety or known health benefits it would irresponsible to recommend it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: I've looked at the stuff online. I can do nothing with the claim about divine revelation. The account of the remission of the CML patient does not square with the disease's expected course today. There's been cell-culture studies for over a decade but no animal model published. Root seems best if you want to explore. Find an ethical holistic practitioner for more guidance. ...Read more
Dandelion root organic capsules safety during breastfeeding?and maximum dose? As an alternative mild diuretic
Is it ok to drink dandelion root tea while on Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg/day? Are there any interactions?
Not much interaction: The extract of taraxicum officinale root in rodent studies is shown to be an inhibitor of the cytochrome p450 1a2 enzyme, and this is distinct from the 2d6 enzyme that fluoxetine inhibits. This would imply that the consuming dandelion root extract would not markedly change the metabolism of fluoxetine although it may slow down the metabolism of fluoxetine very slightly because 1a2 may contribute. ...Read more
Great placebo!: Hi. Dandelion tea is a world-class, top-of-the-line PLACEBO! And you probably spend a fortune on it! Here's an idea: you could give that money to a group that would do some good in the world instead of throwing it away on that homeopathic snake oil. That WOULD make you legitimately feel better! ;-) ...Read more
Possibly: Agree with dr. Poinsett that this herb is generally recognized as safe . . . Yet we have no information that definitely establishes its safety in breastfeeding. Are you looking for safe ways to help you produce breast milk? Mother's milk tea by traditional medicinals may work & be safer. Here's a helpful article describing additional, behavioral steps to take also: http://tinyurl.Com/k6b2gf2. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?
No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more
Currently taking milk thistle , dandelion ,licoriche and artichoke. Will they react negatively with tramadol?
Unlikely: Dandelion has diuretic properties, milk thistle enhances liver detoxification, licorice helps adrenal glands, and artichoke thins bile and makes the gall bladder contract. The tramadol may get metabolized a little more quickly, but I do not expect an interaction that could be harmful. ...Read more
I am wondering if it's ok to drink dandelion tea on a regular basis (1-2 cups/day) over a long period of time.
Thanks a lot for your time.?
1-2 cups ok: Dandelion tea is considered basically safe, it can act as a diuretic and lower blood sugar. But there may be interactions with several medications. Here is a summary: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/dandelion-000236.Htm" rel="nofollow" ta. ...Read more
If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?
I drank a cup of Dandelion leaf and root tea and I had pain on/off for two days, dull pain around belly and sides. Should I not drink it again?
See answer: Dandelion has been used for various digestive problems and also as a diuretic. It has also been consumed as a food. If you have ragweed allergy it's possible for the tea to give you an allergic reaction. It would be unlikely that the tea would cause your symptoms unless it was adulterated. Make sure your tea is from a reliable manufacturer. If your abdominal pain persists or reoccurs see a Dr. ...Read more
Dx w/ contact allergy to asteraceae fam of plants(lettuce, artichoke, sunflower, dandelion). Should i also not eat even if no prob noticed in past?
Food allergy: Patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy. If what you say is correct, you must have food patch testing, but not food prick testing. Food patch test is used to help diagnose immune cell mediated food allergy. If you ate those before without problems, you can eat those foods again. Testing for food allergy should only be done when patient is suspected to have food allergy related symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What I am taking: Multivitamin,biotin5000mg,dandelion root,burdock root,msm,milk thistle. Is this ok?
If they found a bit of fatty build up on liver. Is a renew life 1 month liver detox a bad idea? It has milk thistle and dandelion and stuff in it.
Don't know. : Hi, with the current evidence that we have it's not possible to recommend any type of detox for fatty liver. Fat in the liver can be of 2 types nafld ; nash. Nafld is where fat is present but not causing harm and nash when it's damaging your liver. We don't when nafld turns into nash or if they r separate entities. See a hepatologist for bld work 2 c if the liver is ok. He can recommend treatment. ...Read more
Can be helpfull: Yes. This can be beneficial but does not replace good liver living. To ensure good liver health either don’t drink alcohol or limit your intake (1 drink for females & 2 for males/ day). Be proactive with hepatitis b (& a) vaccination. Avoid risks like sharing needles (iv drug use), unprotected sex or lack of sanitation with piercings & tattoos. Protect from blood and fecal contact when>>. ...Read more
Is it safe to take milk thistle, dandelion, yellow dock capsule with Micardis (telmisartan) plus tablets? Thanks.
Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?
Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more
Is it safe for my baby,if i drink dandelion root tea during breastfeeding to reduce edema?will it pass to the milk?
I hope you discussed: the benefits vs. risks of your progesterone & anti-prolactin medications with both your OB & your Pediatrician. Apparently, one shouldn't use dandelion tea as a diuretic for more than 3-4 weeks, nor take it with a prescribed diuretic. Since there are no studies on the " dose" of the tea, I can't tell you what %age crosses into breastmilk or how safe it is. ...Read more
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