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Difference Between Black Cohosh Root Black Cohosh
consistent activity: Like all herbs, black cohosh root contains a large variety of chemicals. The best-studied standardized form, remifemin, has an extract equivalent to 20 mg of root containing 1 mg of 26-deoxyactein, one of the active ingredients. One can take the root instead of the extract but the amount of 26-deoxyactein will be less certain. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/. ...Read more
Yes: Black licorice is a candy, and licorice root is a plant (glycyrrhiza glabra). Black licorice candy contains glycyrrhizin, the compound made from black licorice root that's used as a sweetener. Glycyrrizin can cause body potassium levels to fall. There are de-glycyrrinated licorice supplements available, if using for that purpose. http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm277152.htm. ...Read more
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green much healthier: Green tea has been proven to have remarkable health benefits because it is rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as l-theanine which has a calming effect. Black tea is green tea that has been oxidized and fermented, a process that destroys most of the beneficial catechins & theanine. In a sense, black tea is green tea that is spoiled. See comment for link to info on benefits:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black vs Green Tea: Black tea is fermented (oxidized) ; green tea has had minimal processing. Green tea has far more health benefits than black tea. ...Read more
Unknown: Because the effects of these herbals are not fully understood, you would be best to wait a week before having any elective procedure to allow any effects to clear from your system. ...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
I bought pure green coffee beans today. Whats is the difference between this one and the green coffee bean extract ones?
Diet Fads: This is an almost impossible question. We do not know all of the proprietary ingredients in the new fad diet using caffeine to tempt people to think they can lose weight. This fad diet is just like the many other frauds that plague us humans who struggle with excess weight. There is no supplement or diet pill that works to really bring about true and lasting weight loss. Please do not be fooled. ...Read more
Is there any warning for mixing ginger root capsule with wild indigo tincture like 3 drops in mouth along with valerian root capsule?
Not that I know: However, please take into account that it has probably never been studied in depth for interactions. ...Read more
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Is red raspberry leaves tea and raspberry leaves tea the same? Or red one is different?i need it for labor induction
Toddler (2 y-male) with green soft stool with dark green small filaments. Symptom: loss of appetite (5 days) hasn't eat anything green nor with dye?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs.If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more
I'm taking ampicillin and want to know if any of the herbs burdock root, yellow dock, ground ivy, bistort, myrrh, or raspberry tea interfere with it.?
No known interaction: There has not been a lot of research on the interactions of most herbs with drugs, but to the best of my knowledge there is no evidence of the herbs you mention interfering with ampicillin. To be on the safe side, it might be wise to take the herbs at least an hour apart from taking the ampicillin. ...Read more
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