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Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Does raspberry leaf tea stain teeth?

Tea stains teeth: Almost all tea stains teeth, they contain tannin which is responsible for much of the staining. ...Read more

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Is senna leaf tea safe?

Is senna leaf tea safe?

Laxative Tea: Senna tea should not be used by pregnant women. It should not be used longer than 7 days. Prolonged used may cause liver problems. ...Read more

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Is lemon leaf tea safe for pregnancy?

Is lemon leaf tea safe for pregnancy?

Haven't read that it: Is contraindicated. It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

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Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.

Breast feeding: Just a common sense: Stay away from strange substance while breast feeding. You can follow some tips from Healthtap doctors for breast feeding. Generally speaking eat a healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluid and rest. ...Read more

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Can red raspberry leaf tea help with infertility?

Can red raspberry leaf tea help with infertility?

No: Sorry, but no. No kind of tea, red raspberry, green or any other, has any validated impact whatsoever on reproductive physiology or spontaneous conception. ...Read more

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Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Can a guava leaf extract cure acne?

Probably not: Use this only as an adjunct to a scientific, 21st century rx. Unlike somebody peddling a concoction on the internet, your physician is bound by law to tell the truth. We can manage all acne, and it seems silly to ask for a glitzy, hyped botanical when scientific treatment is readily available. ...Read more

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What's tea tree oil for?

What's tea tree oil for?

Herbal remedy: Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective. ...Read more

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Will Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea have the same affects on pregnancy as Raspberry Leaf Tea??

Will Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea have the same affects on pregnancy as Raspberry Leaf Tea??

NO!: Raspberry Zinger tea has raspberry fruit flavor but is made mostly of hisbiscus and only has a tiny amount of raspberry leaves. You can get raspberry tea in bulk and add a bag of Raspberry Zinger For flavor. ...Read more

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Could taking pine bark extract help for inflammation?

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Could taking pine bark extract help for inflammation?

Maybe (not) . . .: Most dietary supplements really don't have much proof of safety or effectiveness, despite being used for millennia. And while manufacturers & marketers make miraculous promises, most are based upon animal studies. Luckily, we do have human studies re pine bark extract. Unfortunately, most are too small or poorly designed to draw conclusions. Check out http://goo.gl/ktJsc0 & http://goo.gl/Qs3UWQ. ...Read more

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Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?

Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?

Broad question but..: I know of no known interactions between these herbs and oral contraceptives. As to whether these have any affect on hormones, that is a very broad question. I found one website that says lemon verbena can help regulate menstrual cycles and help with PMS, but it did not provide references so I don't know if research confirms this. Lemon balm is thought to help regulate thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more