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Herbal Peppermint For Nausea
DGL,slippery elm: Chronic or recurring heartburn needs to be checked out by a doc to make sure there aren't ulcerations, erosions, infection, cancer etc. Heartburn can be worsened by mint, chamomile, tobacco, alcohol, sweets, coffee, chocolate, fried food, spicy, or acidic food, large deglycyrrhinated licorice can coat the esophagus (w/o adrenal/kidney side effects); slippery elm can help-ok short term. ...Read more
Maybe a little : Herbal tea containing chamomile and/or valerian help many people with mild anxiety or tension. "anxiety attack" sounds more severe though, so i don't know whether tea will help much in that situation. You could always try it and find out... Everyone's different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Horrible menstrual cramps, any home remedies? I heard chamomile tea helps a little. Any other herbal remedies?
Some options: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid ^ sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food. Avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Be physically active. Acupuncture/acupressure = effective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds & heat can help with pain. Please d/w your dr/gyn. ...Read more
Many times: Ginger is a wonderful herb with many medicinal properties including relief of nausea, morning sickness & motion sickness. It is even strong enough to relieve nausea caused by chemotherapy! it can be taken as tea, as crystallized ginger, or in capsules. See http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/ginger/a/ginger_nausea.Htm & www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=72. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety/panic, muscles, sleep, migraines, stomach issues etc..?
Can't address all of: This in 400 characters. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help with anxiety. Although kava kava may help w anxiety it has potential to cause liver damage. St john's wort has been used for depression. Valerian root, melatonin ; chamomile have been used for sleep. Ginger is good for nausea ; stomach issues. Although not an herbal, acupuncture is good for anxiety/ panic/ migraine headaches, . ...Read more
Nux vomica: Yes, this is sometimes recommended, usually for headaches triggered by rich foods, or associated with gastric symptoms, sometimes alcohol associated headaches. Others discussed include epiphegus, glonoine, belladonna, and iris versicolor but typically a homeopath would recommend taking your specific case to choose what is appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: Honey, and tea for that matter, are good for just about anything. Honey and lemon tea are not particularly famous for helping upset stomachs. If you have a stomach ulcer, some people argue that tea or lemon could be bothersome but that's not proven. Ginger tea is an ancient chinese and proven way to alleviate stomach upset. Be sure you have a diagnosis of why your stomach is acting up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sassafras: Sassafras can slow the nervous system down meaning you could get drowsy and sleepy which could help your headache however there are no clinical trials for the use of sassafras in the treatment of headaches. Sassafras oil can be deadly as well so not one that i would recommend. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green tea: Tea is derived from the camellia sinensis tree. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control, have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. Would need to specific about other tcm products. ...Read more
Can I have a tea for migraines with these ingredients; Rosemary, Valerian root, Uva Ursi, Ginger, Basil, Lemon peel, Tilo. W lexapro, buspar, (buspirone)Welbutrin?
See a neurologist: You can try the tea, but track whether it worsens or improves your headache by keeping a daily headache log (timing, severity, duration, frequency, characteristics). Take the log to a neurologist. There are both over the counter and prescription remedies that might be suggested to you by a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/migraine.html ...Read more
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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