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What is herbalism?

Herbalism: or herbal medicine is medicinal use of plants. ...Read more

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Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

Black cohosh: You may try black cohosh and/ or soy protein. You might also like to read other doctor's answers regarding menopause and its possible treatments by typing in the word "menopause" in the "ask the doctor" box on your home page. There have been helpful hints from other doctors already, which you might also like to read. ...Read more

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Are herbal medicines effective?

Are herbal medicines effective?

Mostly not: Few herbal medications have ever been clinically tested. The FDA does not evaluate herbal medication. The companies that make them have few internal controls and according to Consumer Reports, the contents of the bottle frequently bear little resemblance to the quantities listed on the bottles. Most of these products are harmless; few have any effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is herbal life products healthy?

Is herbal life products healthy?

DIfficult question: Herbalife offers expensive over the counter food and supplement products that are advertised to promote weight loss. There were concerns that some of the herbal ingredients may be associated with liver damage, but this link has not been proven. There is no evidence i'm aware of for health benefits - although it may be possible to lose weight by following their dietary plan. ...Read more

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Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Ginger: Yes, ginger can help with several conditions -- including painful menstruation, morning sickness, vertigo, osteoarthritis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. People sometimes also use it for motion sickness, but it may not always help with that. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Fresh ginger extract may have blood pressure-lowering effects, according to some small studies. ...Read more

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Do those herbal drinks really work?

???: What herbal drinks? Do they work for what? Coffee and tea are herbal drinks. Yerba matte is an herbal drink. What are you asking about? ...Read more

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Are herbal product companies ripping us off?

Are herbal product companies ripping us off?

No: Consumers have a choice whether or not to purchase a particular herbal product. We should educate ourselves on the evidence of their benefits prior to purchasing them for a particular purpose. The product companies will be biased in the reporting benefits for a host of conditions but we have to use our own knowledge to determine the validity of their claims. The fda also plays a role. ...Read more

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Could you please educate me on herbal incense?

Could you please educate me on herbal incense?

Herbal Incense: You might be referring to synthetic cannabis or marijuana, also known as "spice." it's a synthetic designer drug where unidentified herbs are sprayed with unquantified amounts of synthetic cannabinoids. It's a dangerous drug because, like with marijuana, it can precipitate psychosis -- and also you don't know what you're getting. Designer drugs are made to evade laws against them. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal research chemicals a scam?

Is it true that herbal research chemicals a scam?

Wholesale Bath Salts: The web site (herbalresearch-chemicals.Com) sells "bath salts" -- which is a street name for designer drugs that often have stimulant effects. The designer drug industry is constantly changing, to elude laws restricting the sale of certain compounds. All of these can have dire health effects. So whether the company provides what it says it does is immaterial -- the product can still kill you. ...Read more

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Dr schulze formula 1 herbal tablets : do they work?

Dr schulze formula 1 herbal tablets : do they work?

No data: There is no real data to suggest that the products work. I think they mainly work to increase the size of dr. Schulze's bank account. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks involving herbal incense?

Are there any health risks involving herbal incense?

Yes: When companies sell smoking products labeled "not for human consumption, " a warning light should go off inside you. (they're designer drugs trying to elude laws against them -- and do have severe health risks like psychosis! why use names like "devil's dank" otherwise?) herbal incense is unidentified herbal material sprayed with unknown quantities of synthetic cannabinoid chemicals. Stay away. ...Read more

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Are any of the herbal products I see online regulated?

No: Not by fda. Food supplements are only regulated on claims they make on their labels. Concentration and contaminants are not checked and the industry fights to keep it that way. ...Read more