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Why do people take ma huang herb?

Why do people take ma huang herb?

Increase metabolism: It increases metabolism and helps as a diet drug. ...Read more

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Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Hashish: Hashish is a cannabis-derived resin product that exhibits the same effects as marijuana. It is a schedule i controlled substance whose non-research use is illegal under federal law. Like other cannabis products, it exhibits depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, with its most dominant effect being hallucinogenic. Note: - substance abuse of any kind is ill advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Regarding qi gong, how effective has it been?

Regarding qi gong, how effective has it been?

Beneficial: I am not personally trained in qi gong. However, I have treated a number of wounded warriors who were taught qi gon at the intrepid center for excellence. All have ptsd and many have traumatic brain injuries. To date, all of those I have spoken with found qi gong beneficial. ...Read more

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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more

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Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read more

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How much of ephedra is contained in the herb ma huang?

How much of ephedra is contained in the herb ma huang?

It is the same: Ephedra sinica , a species of ephedra (ma huang), contains the alkaloids Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and pseudoephedrine, which have been found to induce central nervous system stimulation, bronchodilation, and vasoconstriction. In combination with caffeine, Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) appears to elicit weight loss (in trials of 1-12 months duration). However, studies of ephedra or Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) monotherapy have been equivocal. ...Read more

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Could caffeine react with homeopathic medicines?

Could caffeine react with homeopathic medicines?

No: Coffee -- not caffeine -- can sometimes affect people's reactions to homeopathic medicines. Responding to homeopathic medicines depends on the person's innate restorative mechanisms. Some people's systems are very sensitive to coffee, which can disrupt their natural responses to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies. It's the coffee bean -- not the caffeine -- causing the challenge here. ...Read more

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Whats ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Whats ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) content of sida cordifolia vs. Ephedra?

Ephedra>>cordifolia: Ephedra sinica, has a total alkaloid content of 1–3% by dry weight. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) constitutes 40–90% of the alkaloid content(wikipedia entry). Natural sources of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) are no longer used to make pseudoephedrine, because synthetic processes are cheaper. Ephedra must have a lot more Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) than sida cordifolia, because it was only source used commercially before synthetics were available. ...Read more

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Could school allow herbal supplements like st john's wort?

Could school allow herbal supplements like st john's wort?

I would: inquire from the school in question. I suspect that different schools have different policies. Take care. ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera? E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera?  E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

No: There are no known interactions between Lutera and holy basil. See http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/herbal-supplements/what-medications-interact-holy-basil & http://www.Rxlist.Com/drug-interactions/serious-index/levonorgestrel-ethinyl-estrad-oral.Htm. ...Read more