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Gotu Kola Warnings
I'm 21 and have some cellulite. I'm considering taking a herbal supplement called gotu kola, 500mg once at bedtime, should I be cautious?
Always be cautious: There are no supplements that improve cellulite I am sorry to say. Maintaining low body fat helps but still some people are genetically predisposed to cellulite. There may be some promise in a new laser cellulaze but it is very expensive and results vary between patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I tried the herb gotu kola 450 mg then 250 for depression, anxiety, mental focus-clarity. Its helped with all those but still too sedating. Ideas?
Consider a walk: Mild to Moderate depression responds well to a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as reasonable exercise. Gotu Kola has varied affects on the body that are not fully understood from what I have read but healthy living and having something to look forward to have been shown to improve mood and psychological motivation. Lack of sleep and alcohol can also contribute to depression. ...Read more
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
Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation?
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.
Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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See below: Sudden heavy feeling or paralysis or weakness of one side of the body, drooping of the same side of the face. Slurred speech, confusion, vision changes, and headache. These symptoms have a sudden onset and would all happen on the same side of the body. If you or someone you know is experiencing these signs, call for help immediately and take note of the time of symptom onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer