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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...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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Are there flavonoids in ginger lemon tea?

Are there flavonoids in ginger lemon tea?

Yes: Flavonoids are found in all plants, and are responsible for their pigments or colors. In fact they've been called vitamin p (for pigment). http://tinyurl.com/84u877z ginger tea contains several flavonoids called gingerols and shogaols. The lemons contain citrus flavonoids also. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper or chamomile tea affect AST / alt?

Can cayenne pepper or chamomile tea affect AST / alt?

Not the key: These aren't the cause of your elevated AST/ALT, but I'm glad you're searching for it. If you take other "herbal remedies", one of them may be something to which you're allergic and/or something that's not what it's supposed to be. You'll want alcohol, med allergy, hep B & C, Wilson's, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis all ruled in or out. Your body may just want exercise. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

Is it true drinking a combination of lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice & apple cider vinegar, mix with honey will reduce cholesterol?

No: I imagine that you saw through this screwy claim. I suspect it's a cruel prank. Manage your cardiac risk profile by lifestyle and perhaps medication; especially, don't hesitate to get into serious aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Is ginger ale good for heartburn?

Is ginger ale good for heartburn?

Ginger tea, not ale: Ginger is an old folk remedy for heartburn. Many report it helps though i'm not aware of formal research on this. It may not help everyone but has many proven health benefits. However, i would not recommend ginger ale, which is usually loaded with toxic high-fructose corn syrup; use ginger tea instead. See http://www.Greenmedinfo.Com/blog/can-ginger-beat-out-multi-billion-dollar-acid-blockers. ...Read more

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Does drinking ginger tea everyday is good?

Does drinking ginger tea everyday is good?

Yes- many benefits!: Ginger has many health benefits- it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, soothes the stomach, treats nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness, helps menstrual cramps, can help heartburn, is anti-microbial, may prevent colon, ovarian & other cancers and may be effective in treating certain cancers. See www.Huffingtonpost.Com/leo-galland-md/how-to-fight-inflammation_b_849387.Html. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Is eating coated candy fennel seeds safe while.pregnant?

Not really: Fennel contains organic substances that confer bothestrogenic and anticoagulant properties, neither of which would be considered safe to consume in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester. For better and more specific advice, check with your OB, but by all means, don't take any chances ...Read more

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Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Can children drink herbal tea? (green, mint, chamomile, etc.)

Depends: Green tea is not recommended, it has stimulant properties. Chamomile or herbal mint is probably fine but there should be no real tea leaves in the products. You can also just mix a little ginger, lemon, and honey in hot water and kids enjoy it just as well as tea. ...Read more

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Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Is green tea or ginger tea better for bloating?

Green tea has : Diuretic qualities ; ginger has anti-spasmotic qualities and can reduce nausea and GI upset. I would go with green tea for this one. ...Read more

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Is chinese triple leaf tea ok to drink when pregnant?

Is chinese triple leaf tea ok to drink when pregnant?

Check ingredients: Triple leaf tea is a brand of tea -- they make many kinds in their company. You would need to check the ingredients in the specific kind of tea to make sure it has no caffeine or other substances that could harm your baby. Ask your OB about the specific kind of tea you want to drink. ...Read more

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Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Can plexus slim be taken w seaweed nazacort echinachea opc grapeseed garlic Lipitor (atorvastatin) ginger omeprazole fish oil acetyllcartinine & glucosaminecondroit?

Probably: One of the problems with many supplements is that there is little research on safety and effectiveness. Plexus slim has many ingredients; I have reviewed them ; they are all safe and have no known interactions with the things you are taking. However, avoid plexus slim accelerator- it is hazardous! i believe anyone on Lipitor (atorvastatin) should take coq10. See http://bit.Ly/1jjpcpg ; http://bit.Ly/1era8lt. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

What's your opinion on zucchini, chili, chervil, pineapple, cinnamon, bell pepper?

Healthful: Virtually all vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are healthful. However, many do not tolerate some of them. Enjoy the ones that your body likes and don't eat the ones that cause upset even if you hear that they are good. ...Read more

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Benefits of drinking lemon, honey and aloe vera?

Benefits of drinking lemon, honey and aloe vera?

Flavor and nutrients: Apart from the flavor you derive, you also get some micronutrients (vitamins/minerals). Honey contains some sugar (fructose and glucose) and aloe vera has some carminative properties which may help soothe the GI tract. Of course, like all medicines, herbals have to be taken in moderation to prevent untoward effects. ...Read more