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Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Are there any chinese herbs are good to promote liver health?

Milk Thistle: It may not be part of traditional chinese medicine but milk thistle is very good for the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Are there drugs and foods that interact with alfalfa supplements?

Are there drugs and foods that  interact with alfalfa supplements?

Coumadin (warfarin) and BCP: Alfalfa contains large amounts of vitamin k which is used to help make clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is used to slow blood clotting. Alfalfa may decrease the effectiveness of coumadin (warfarin). Some birth control pills contain estrogen and taking alfalfa with them might decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills- use a condom. ...Read more

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What are some medicinal herbs that are popular to grow at home?

What are some medicinal herbs that are popular to grow at home?

Windowsill herbs: Popular medicinal herbs to grow on your windowsill are: chamomille, lavendar, thyme, rosemary, sage and mint. ...Read more

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Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?

Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more

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With regards to valerian and kava kava, which both theoretically cause liver damage. Are there any supplements that aren't harmful to the liver?

With regards to valerian and kava kava, which both theoretically cause liver damage. Are there any supplements that aren't harmful to the liver?

Why take them?: Valerian and kava kava are quite ineffective for sleep. Why would you take anything that causes little good and can cause harm? ...Read more

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Are there any drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Are there any  drugs and foods that interact with tylophora supplements?

Depressant: Dont take with antidepresants or central nervous stimulants because tylophora has central nervous system depressant effects/ caution is also advised when taking with corticosteroids, because tylophora may antagonize the supression of the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that can prevent gallstones?

Are there any herbal supplements that can prevent gallstones?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do). Herbal supplements have not been shown to prevent or treat gallstones. ...Read more

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Are there supplements that are harmful for my liver?

Are there supplements that are harmful for my liver?

Supplements: Steer clear of extreme excesses of fat soluble vitamins: a, d, e, & k. For any supplements, remember moderation and adequate hydration. ...Read more

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Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

Are any herbal supplements tested by the government?

No: The federal drug administration (fda) does not test drugs or supplements. The fda evaluates research studies on medications to make sure they are effective and safe. Supplements are regulated under a separate law and don't have to be shown to be effective, but the manufacturers can't make claims about how they affect health. ...Read more

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Are their Any herbal supplements that promote ovulation or help fertility?

Are their Any herbal supplements that promote ovulation or help fertility?

Yes: Every person is an individual & nothing works for everyone, but Vitex is safe & often very helpful- see http://natural-fertility-info.Com/vitex Make sure you don't need thyroid. Consider rhodiola, a herb that often helps. Consider seeing an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility for individualized treatment. Make sure your partner doesn't have problems with sperm quantity/quality. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

What are some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

Why: Going somewhere. I mean, really. Now that i have your attention, can we talk? If there truly is concern : your pediatrician should know tomorrow, contact the la leche society-french for the smartest, caringest, breast milk gals a person could want. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

Are there any herbs, vitamins or supplements that help with erectile dysfunction?

I am not: aware of any herbs or supplements or vitamins that can help in ED. Most important thing is that you get tested to exclude any treatable medical condition, such as diabetes, that might be the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can korean red ginseng tea aid against erectile dysfunction? And what are the other benefits?

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Can korean red ginseng tea aid against erectile dysfunction?  And what are the other benefits?

Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21536 for info on asian/korean vs american vs siberian ginseng. It's a nice review of current knowledge (w/journal references) of which a few small studies suggest possible benefit in erectile dysfunction (about 1/3 down page). Quality ; quantity will affect individual benefit, if any. Your mileage may vary. Be sure to chat w/your family doc. ...Read more

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Any natural way to fight lipoma..No aurgery as there are multiple. Diet? Vitamins? Homeopathy?

Any natural way to fight lipoma..No aurgery as there are multiple. Diet? Vitamins?  Homeopathy?

Lipoma=BENIGN: Lipomas are benign 'fatty tumors' that are very common. They need no treatment unless enlarging rapidily or painful. Once they form, they are there. I do not know of any 'natural cures'--sorry. ...Read more

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What are some natural substances that promote fertility?

What are some natural substances that promote fertility?

Stay healthy: A healthy diet, limiting caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy promote natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks - natural or otherwise - to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more