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What are the potential dangers of "herbal stimulants?"

What are the potential dangers of "herbal stimulants?"

Depends on the drug: See the helpful downloadable pdf on this from the u of utah pdf] an overview of herbal ecstacy and other stimulants https://secure.Uuhsc.Utah.Edu/poison/healthpros/utox/vol2_no4.Pdf? herbal stimulants, such as "herbal ecstacy", have gained recent ....12 claims that herbal ecstacy is absolutely safe and will not cause side effects are false, . ...Read more

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Assuming a person had a single event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours) due to herbal stimulants/panic attacks but years later had a clean echo, is it safe to say no damage was done?

Assuming a person had a single event of prolonged tachycardia (HR 120-160 for <10 hours) due to herbal stimulants/panic attacks but years later had a clean echo, is it safe to say no damage was done?

Pretty safe to say,: It's pretty safe to say that yes. But there are no absolutes, of course, except "death and taxes." An echo is a good test of cardiac function but does not rule out all heart problems. However, young people (and often older ones) can tolerate tachycardia for some time without long term damage. ...Read more

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Had an EKG & radiology done. Both tests came back great. Doctor told me to stop herbal stimulants. How long will it take until palpitations go away?

Had an EKG & radiology done. Both tests came back great. Doctor told me to stop herbal stimulants. How long will it take until palpitations go away?

It depends: It depends on what you took and how much. Not all herbal stimulants are the same. You also need to know that the company making them is ethical, because some may mix in pharmaceuticals or other impurities. Label designations of USP or gmp offer some help. Some mixtures i've seen from non-european countries, for instance, make it impossible to know contents. Care and due diligence are advised. ...Read more

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What's the best caffeine free herbal tea?

What's the best caffeine free herbal tea?

Herbal Tea: Herbal tea not decaffienated tea. Herbal teas all have differnet properties and can be helpful for any number of conditions. It really depends on each person. ...Read more

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Can u drink 2 much tea in a day? Varied between caffeine/caffeine free, green/herbal. Occasionally re-steep tea bags. I drink perhaps 10 cups a day

Can u drink 2 much tea in a day? Varied between caffeine/caffeine free, green/herbal. Occasionally re-steep tea bags. I drink perhaps 10 cups a day

Tea and coffee are: diuretics so drinking that much tea may contribute to dehydration. Peace and good health. Try cutting the amount in half. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight . How can I slow my metabolism down? Take some herbal product? Avoid caffeine?

Increase food intake: Increasing calories will cause a gain in weight. Patients with hyperthyroidism are given medications to reduce their thyroid hormone production and this can be associated with a reduction in their abnormally high metabolism and a gain of weight. ...Read more

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13w3d pregnant want to know if its safe to have a caffeine free herbal tea blend? Its made by good earth.

13w3d pregnant want to know if its safe to have a caffeine free herbal tea blend? Its made by good earth.

Check ingredients: Women can safely have many herbal teas. Herbs to avoid include: anise, ginger, lime blossom, rose hip, catnip, chamomile, comfrey, ephedra, mistletoe, hibiscus, horehound, lemongrass, licorice, mugwort, pennyroyal, raspberry leaf, rosemary, sage, sassafras, stinging nettle leaf, vetiver. Read your packaging. Often small amounts are okay. Check with your doctor or bring your tea to your appt. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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