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Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?
Not enough info.: Of course, i hope not, but depending on the country of origin, safety standards while being made, etc. Anything could, theoretically have carcinogens. Cigarettes, for example, are legal to purchase and we know they're carcinogenic. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more
Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?
U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?
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Looong list!: Here are two resources for you. The first app is free, the second is available for a nominal charge. Both are very nice resources for herbal supplements. , AboutHerbs - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Guide to Botanicals, Supplements and Complimentary Therapies Clinical Herbs - Phytotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auyvedic Medicine ...Read more
Air pollution: It is not so much the odor as the effect it has on the nasal passages & lungs. We know these odors increase the nasal congestion in infants which increases their work of breathing. We know that smoke increases the risk of crib death, although incense has not been studied separately. What is very clear is that it does not in any way improve the life of baby. ...Read more
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
Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil
Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal remedy: Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective. ...Read more
Different effects: Some essential oils (or aromatherapy) can be calming and reduce stress -- such as lavender and lemon balm. Others may increase alertness, such as rosemary. Often they can be mixed with neutral carrier oils and massaged into the skin; also, they can be diffused into the air. Clinical studies are mixed -- so use them if you enjoy them, but don't rely on them alone for "a cure.". ...Read more
No: One of the problems is that "herbal incense" can mean anything, and can have anything, everything or nothing in it. Most of it consist of synthetic cannabinoids which are sprayed on inert plant matter. Some of these can be highly dangerous, causing seizures, psychosis, delirium and even kidney failure and death. Other are milder synthetics that do act like marijuana. You are playing with fire. ...Read more