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Are there any herbs, vitimins, teas or other homeopathic ways to help to get pregnant?

Are there any herbs, vitimins, teas or other homeopathic ways to help to get pregnant?

Yes: Please see dr. Pappas's response re: homeopathy. Herbs & supplements may help as well, but like homeopathy treatment is best individualized. A high-quality multivitamin with additional vit d should insure against deficiencies. Rhodiola is among herbs that can improve fertility. Other herbs & nutrients can increase your partner's sperm count. Make sure you're not hypothyroid. Please see comment:. ...Read more

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How can I learn to use medicinal herbs safely?

How can I learn to use medicinal herbs safely?

Books & schools: There are many excellent books on herbal medicine. One that i highly recommend is medical herbalism: the science principles and practices of herbal medicine by david hoffman. There are also many courses on herbal medicine, some in-person and many online. A guide to these courses is at http://www.Naturalhealers.Com/qa/herbal.Html. ...Read more

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How could herbs help cancer if they reduce inflammation?

How could herbs help cancer if they reduce inflammation?

May help: If local inmflammation is reduced there is a concept that an inflammasome or inflammatory process initiates the process to malignant transformation. In addition certain plant products have had an effect on cancere. Taxol (paclitaxel) comes from the ewe tree. Mistletoe has a beneficial effect on breast cancer and in sold as a drug in europe. ...Read more

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What natural remedies or vitamins can I use to be more fertile?

What natural remedies or vitamins can I use to be more fertile?

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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Are there any teas or herbs that i can use to help reduce uterine fibroids as alternative to birth control?

Are there any teas or herbs that i can use to help reduce uterine fibroids as alternative to birth control?

No: Uterine fibroids are a common tumor of the smooth muscle portion of the uterus. They grow in response to the hormones estrogen and progesterone. There is no herbal remedy that will decrease their size or impact on your cycles or bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the natural herb skullcap can treat mental illnesses?

Can you tell me if the natural herb skullcap can treat mental illnesses?

Scullcap ; anxiety: Scullcap, or scutellaria lateriflora, is a mint that has long been used as a relaxant. It may be especially helpful for people with overactive minds, and who have hyper-reactive senses. That said, there are few studies of it and no standardized preparations. A small study did show anti-anxiety effects: http://tinyurl.Com/mx822ll buy only from reputable manufacturers who don't adulterate products. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

Can herbal supplements be used to self-treat vascular conditions?

No, not really: 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). Herbal supplements have not been shown to be successful in preventing or self-treating vascular conditions. ...Read more

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Any medicinal herbs that can be used to fight flu and the cold?

Any medicinal herbs that can be used to fight flu and the cold?

Not proven: If you find one that truly works please let me know. Do you really think that in our money conscious society if one had an effective antiviral medication for influenza or the common cold it would not be making a fortune? Herb medicine is generally in the eye of the beholder without any proven value. ...Read more

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How can I use medicinal herbs?

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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Please answer! what natural herbs you can smoke/eat to get lsd/lsa effect?

Please answer! what natural herbs you can smoke/eat to get lsd/lsa effect?

LSD effects: If you search healthtap's existing answers, you will find some referring to the qualities and dangers of hallucinogenic herbs. However, smoking unknown quantities of various materials is not recommended for health -- so healthtap doctors are not inclined to tutor you in exposing yourself to them. ...Read more

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How do you mix and/or can you mix several homeopathic remedies together?

How do you mix and/or can you mix several homeopathic remedies together?

Complex homeopathy: Some companies mix homeopathic remedies together and call it "complex homeopathy." sometimes the complexes help. However, for more focused (and more thorough) treatment, classical (single remedy) homeopathy works much better. The case has to be taken carefully and prescribed for by an experienced homeopath. The remedies are not "just water" as my colleague asserts. ...Read more

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Can vaporizers be bad for you if they don't contain nicotine or tobacco?

Can vaporizers be bad for you if they don't contain nicotine or tobacco?

We don't know: Because the companies that make them have not been forced to do studies of their safety, because courts have decided that they cannot be regulated so far. The vehicles used to make the vapor - aromatic oils and propylene glycol - are chemicals in the vapor and we do not know what these do to lungs or anything else over time. While they are prob safer than cigarettes, we really don't know safety. ...Read more

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How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

Plantain: Plantain leaf is antibacterial & anti-inflammatory with use for healing wounds. When taken internally plantain is reported to help with GI upset. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read more

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How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

Salt water: The best and safest remedy is saline, or salt water. Nasal saline or sinus rinses work in two ways. First, they rinse out the virus particles out of your nose so you can clear the infection faster. They also pull the fluid out of your swollen nasal tissues in a process called osmosis. I also recommend Pseudoephedrine and antihistamines to my patients; check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Can you use herbs to get rid of parasites from your body?

Can you use herbs to get rid of parasites from your body?

Yes: Many herbs can successfully treat parasites, including garlic, black walnut, gentian, quassia, and artemesia annua. The one I have had the most success with is papaya seeds- about 2 tbsp of ground papaya seeds. Of course, which herbs to use depends on which parasites you have. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/intestinal-parasites-000097.Htm and http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=yrgluattmzq. ...Read more

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What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

What are good supplements such as pills or herbs to increase fertility? Help i really wish to conceive

Stay healthy: Healthy diet, limit caffeine and alcohol, avoid tobacco, moderate exercise, and staying healthy all support natural fertility. Herbs, otc drugs, diets, vitamins, supplements, and tricks to 'make you fertile' don't work and can be dangerous. Understanding when during the cycle you are best able to conceive, and using natural family planning methods also increase chances of success. ...Read more

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How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

How can you quit smoking with homeopathy medicines?

Smoking & homeopathy: Homeopathy can help many addictions on a deep level. Selecting a remedy requires careful understanding of you as a whole person; picking up something generic from whole foods without this, is guessing. Remedies such as nux vomica, lobelia, and staphysagria have helped others -- professional case-taking is still needed, though. Acupuncture may offer a simpler protocol, and be effective also. ...Read more

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Which natural herbs or medicines can you use to treat illnesses in the human body?

Which natural herbs or medicines can you use to treat illnesses in the human body?

Herbs: Several, depending on the type of illness. Usually, antioxidants are my favorite, to boost your immune system. ...Read more