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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more

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Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more

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Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Probably not : Siberian ginseng can inhibit the metabolism of ace inhibitors (such as ramipril) -- making it build up in your system and possibly cause your blood pressure to be too low. One review also suggested siberian ginseng could inhibit metabolism of some antidepressants. You would not want either of these results! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?

Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - Green tea rhodiola rosea ginseng tyrosine 5-Htp Probiotics Saffron SAMe St John's Wort

Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - 
Green tea
rhodiola rosea
ginseng 
tyrosine
5-Htp 
Probiotics
Saffron
SAMe
St John's Wort

Sounds like your: mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Yes.: But as a professor of nutrition, i cannot understand the benefits of this selection! nutritional support is one thing, but this is overdone! ...Read more

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On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

On Prozac&vyvanse and want to know if I can take supp evening primrose ginkgo biloba fish oil acidophilus L-arginine ginseng damiana gotu kola gre tea?

Why????: None of the things you mention are of the slightest benefit for anything. They are sold by com men to suckers in order to cheat them out of their money. If you want a placebo I suggest a roll of Necco wafers. Some are worse than others. Put them all in a bag and take them to show your DR. ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Will rhodiola rosea herb decrease norepinephrine levels in brain?

Will rhodiola rosea herb decrease norepinephrine levels in brain?

Probably not: There are anecdotal reports that this native siberian plant increases brain norepinephrine, but, to my reading, this may be open to question. ...Read more

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Is Ashwagandha(adaptogenic herb,in India)also known as "ginseng" is good for hypothyroidism?

Is Ashwagandha(adaptogenic herb,in India)also known as "ginseng" is good for hypothyroidism?

Indian herb: hello ~ no ginseng is not good for hypothyroidism. You treat hypothytoidism with L-thyroxine. ONLY L-thyroxine. Please see a doctor qualified in Western Medicine so that you can get the best treatment for your illness. Hypothroidism is easy to treat and VERY serious consequences if not or improperly treated thanks ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Can rhodiola rosea standardized extract be taken with maca root?

Can rhodiola rosea standardized extract be taken with maca root?

Yes: In fact some companies make supplements that combine these in the same capsule, often combined with additional herbs, to support sexual and reproductive health. It is common in herbal medicine to combine multiple herbs together for a synergistic effect. It is generally quite safe to combine herbs. ...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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Is withania somnifera safe to take daily? (ashwagandha)

Is withania somnifera safe to take daily? (ashwagandha)

NothingPerfectlySafe: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/withania_somnifera. Nothing is perfectly safe. Our bodies are open systems; majority (~55-62%) is water ; we need water in ; out to stay alive; yet water can also kill us, e.g. Acute water intoxication; pulmonary edema (cannot breath), etc.. The issues are always dose/unit time, both acute ; chronic changes in behavior ; tracking outcomes, called clinical trials. ...Read more