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Doctor insights on: Herbs

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What herbs are poisonous?

Herb toxicity: List is too long to be covered in 400 characters or less. See: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~amybrown/PotentiallyHarmfulHerbList%20-%20Table.pdf ...Read more

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Are there any natural super-foods or super-herbs?

Are there any natural super-foods or super-herbs?

For what?: There are many nutritious foods. Some of them have been touted lately as being "super foods" for a variety of reasons, and some of those are herbs. The truth is, lots of different foods are very high in nutrients, and thus have been labelled "super." i think most whole, organic fruits and vegetables are likely to fall on someone's "super" list. ...Read more

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What is the herb kratom like?

What is the herb kratom like?

Can only tell you: that I have treated 4 people who used kratom, two just to see what it did (opiate like/stimulant effects) and two who were using it to get off oxycodone/heroin. All 4 could not stop using kratom and had withdrawal when they tried. All of them were helped with tapering doses of Suboxone and strongly advised anyone NOT to try it. This is a limited experience, but it clearly is no wonder drug. ...Read more

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How can I use medicinal herbs?

Many ways: You can use many different herbs to treat many different problems. ...Read more

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An herb to rid bodies of fluid?

An herb to rid bodies of fluid?

Herbals: Many herbals are touted as 'natural' and may make you urinate more with little if any scientific evidence of true diuretic effects. And if you're aiming for long-term weight loss, they probably won't help. It's important to talk to your doctor about possible causes of water retention and interaction with other medications before trying to treat yourself. ...Read more

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What kind of plant/herb is boneset?

Boneset: Eupatorium perfoliatum is also called Thoroughwort. It was used medicinally by the American Indians. ...Read more

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What herbs should I avoid on valium?

What herbs should I avoid on valium?

Use care: Kava kava, valerian sometimes associated with lemon balm, st john's wort and others are frequently used for effects similar to diazepam (valium) - use care, consultation with your doctor whenever adding supplements to you self management. ...Read more

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Which herbs can help to cure rosacea?

Which herbs can help to cure rosacea?

Rosacea: Some people with rosacea report that horse-chestnut cream or-rose-wax cream is helpful. Either of these products can be applied to the affected areas twice a day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to consume herbs uncooked?

That depends....: ....On the herb. If you eat a salad containing things like lettuce and celery, you are eating uncooked herbs. Clearly, that's not only safe, but healthy. There are, however, many herbaceous plants that are not only not safe, but could be potentially fatal if you eat them. Common examples are rhubarb leaves, bleeding hearts, lily of the valley, and larkspur. If you're not sure, don't eat it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to cook with herbs like lavendar?

Yes: Yes people been cooking with lavander for centuries. Perhaps you've had it in chocolates or cookies or cakes. But there are some varieties that don't taste as good. ...Read more

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What is the best anti aging herb for skin?

What is the best anti aging herb for skin?

EASY: NONE. Such a thing does not exist except in the claims of unscrupulous people who prefer to be con men rather than work for an honest living. They prey on gullible people eager to buy miracles. DON'T BE A SUCKER. Whenever you see "all natural" or "herbal" or "homeopathic" or "amazing!" you will know for sure it is a scam. ...Read more

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What is herb vaporizer and what is it for?

What is herb vaporizer and what is it for?

I am not sure: What i found online is that herb vaporizers are for smoking or inhaling marijuana through a vaporizer. Vaporizers in general are steam based machines that provide vaporized hot water in tho the air with or without aromatherapy oils to improve congestion and coughing. Seems herb vaporizers are for illegal use of marijuana and maybe other herbs.... ...Read more

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What herbs are best for painful ovulation?

What herbs are best for painful ovulation?

Herbs: First, make sure you aren't pregnant! Chamomile, ginger root, black licorice root, and perhaps saw palmetto may be helpful. Make sure you have contact with an herbalist. Account use is another fantastic alternative. ...Read more

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Can medical herbs really have side effects?

Herbs are medicines: Even though herbs come from the earth, they are still medicinal in nature and can have adverse effects if taken inappropriately or if taken with another herb or medicine that interacts with it. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs can make people lactate?

Fenugreek: There have been a number of herbs, spices and foods used traditionally to stimulate milk production, including asparagus, milk thistle, brewer's yeast, and alfalfa. But fenugreek is probably the most used and has the best evidence supporting it. Working with a lactation consultant is my favorite way to increase milk supply. ...Read more

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What herbs and botanicals are best after 50?

What herbs and botanicals are best after 50?

These can: If you do use medicinal herbs, be sure to tell your doctor as some herbs can interfere with certain medications. Ginkgo for example has a reputation as a memory booster and it does seem useful with improving short-term memory when taken over a period of months. But it can interact with anticonvulsants antidepressants and blood thinners. Horsetail can be useful in the treatment of incontinence. ...Read more

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What natural herb or medicine is good for ed?

What natural herb or medicine is good for ed?

Complicated Q&A: Semantics play a major role in answering your question. No "natural" "organic" herbs or supplements have peer-reviewed published randomized controlled trial data supporting their use in treating ed. Many otc & prescription medications are derived originally from natural sources but are now manufactured eg yohimbine from yohimbe. All fda-approved medications have published data as being good for ed. ...Read more

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What are some OTC herbs that help nourish skin?

What are some OTC herbs that help nourish skin?

Propolis: Propolis is potent antioxidant helps to norish skin. To nourish skin gall bladder function should be normal - so take orally lecithin, b complex esp b6, betaine hcl and protease. ...Read more