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Does anybody know a natural herbal remedy to reduce the scars I have?

Does anybody know a natural herbal remedy to reduce the scars I have?

Full fo stories: There are many options available but very little true science to support the claims made. Topical silicone gel sheeting, pressure, and massage are the two most consistent treatments allium cepa (onion peel extract) has some weak evidence supporting its use. Other products such as aloe vera, vitamin e. Coca butter, lanolin, etc are often recommended but without evidence other than anecdote. Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What are some natural herbal remedy for polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are some natural herbal remedy for polycystic ovary syndrome?

Natural not Natural: Most natural methods are not very natural. Taking plant hormones to control pcos is not advised. Anything you take that your body doesn't produce is not natural. Pcos is a complicated disease that requires accurate diagnosis and proper treatment not only for reproductive health but overall health. Read more

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I am on 50mg sertraline is it ok to take Kalms a herbal remedy with hops valerin and gentian natural plant remedy?

I am on 50mg sertraline is it ok to take Kalms a herbal remedy with hops valerin and gentian natural plant remedy?

Not certain: Some herbal products may increase the risk of a rare but serious side effect called serotonin syndrome when combined with SSRIs. Talk to your doctor. If you decide to try it, you should be monitored closely. Read more

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I am on 50mg sertraline for anxiety and depression is it ok to take Kalms a herbal remedy with hops valerin and gentian natural plant remedy?

I am on 50mg sertraline for anxiety and depression is it ok to take Kalms a herbal remedy with hops valerin and gentian natural plant remedy?

No: I would not combine herbal medications with psychotropic medications such as sertraline. There are not well established studies to guide us in the combination of these. Read more

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Can there be a natural or herbal remedy equivalent to baby aspirin to help with a weak uterus?

Can there be a natural or herbal remedy equivalent to baby aspirin to help with a weak uterus?

Weak uterus: Aspirin is used for its anti clotting properties and there is some debate whether or not it actually helps prevent pregnancy loss. There are many herbs that can help and maybe seeing a naturopath or a chinese medicine specialist can help. You should ask your doctor why is your uterus weak? It doesn't sound like a medical condition unless (s)he means your cervix, and that is treatable by a cerclage. Read more

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What herbal remedy can I use for cleansing?

What herbal remedy can I use for cleansing?

Can you clarify?: Would you clarify whether you mean internal cleansing or skin cleanser? Also if you mean detoxification for heavy metals? Read more

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What is the best herbal remedy for severe waist pain?

What is the best herbal remedy for severe waist pain?

The cause of the: Pain needs to be delineated a little better before remedy can be recommended. Read more

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Does anyone have a herbal remedy for insomnia?

Does anyone have a herbal remedy for insomnia?

A few: Consider herbs such as valarian root, melatonin and even cammomile tea. There are a few products out there with combinations of these. Read more

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What is a good herbal remedy for sleeplessness?

What is a good herbal remedy for sleeplessness?

Good sleep hygiene: Is very important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. >. Read more

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What is the best herbal remedy to decrease anxiety?

What is the best herbal remedy to decrease anxiety?

Consider: Some herbs for stress and anxiety include: catnip, camomille, valarian root, hops, skull cap, passion flower, rhodiola or kava kava for starters.... Read more

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What is the best herbal remedy for hepatitis c?

What is the best herbal remedy for hepatitis c?

May be harmful: There is no remedy for hcv. Furthermore some may even be harmful to the liver so avoid. Read more

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Can there be an herbal remedy for excessive sweating?

Can there be an herbal remedy for excessive sweating?

I'm sure: There is, as there are herbal "cures" for everything in the world. Unfortunately, almost none of them work, which is why there are so many. Check w/your doctor for real medical advice. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Read more

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I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

I'm looking for herbal remedy for atopic dermatitis without side effects?

Doesn't exist: Many people believe that "herbal" means "safe" and "no side effects", and manufacturers encourage that myth. But many substances, such as poison ivy, are "herbal", and you don't want them anywhere near their skin. Furthermore, the product with no possible side effects, herbal or not, does not exist. Don't waste your money on "no side effect" remedies; they don't work, and do have side effects. Read more

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How can my wife mitigate her hypothyroidism. Any drugs or natural treatment for her? She is 6 months pregnant with a girl.

How can my wife mitigate her hypothyroidism. Any drugs or natural treatment for her? She is 6 months pregnant with a girl.

Seek treatment!: Seek immediate treatment for thyroid drug replacement! Do not delay! This is essential for baby's growth and development (as well as health of the mother) Best of luck and thanks for asking Healthtap! Read more

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Help please? What is a good herbal remedy for a cold?

Help please? What is a good herbal remedy for a cold?

Remedy: Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small amount of lemon to Chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try Thyme tea. Read more

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Docs, what's a good herbal remedy for a cold?

Docs, what's a good herbal remedy for a cold?

Cold Remedies: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day.* for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Read more

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Which herbal remedy for pseudotumor cerebriis considered the best?

Which herbal remedy for pseudotumor cerebriis considered the best?

Pseudotumor cerebri: I am not aware of any herbal treatment for pseudotumor cerebri - this is usually treated, in the more severe cases by placement of shunt to divert the CSF from the spine to the belly. Read more