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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
Are the ingredient in this detox tea safe while breastfeedin?Holy Thistle, Persimmon leaves, Malva leaves, Marsh Mallow leaves, Blessed Thistle, Papaya, Ginger, Chamomile, and Myrrh.
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Try it: First and foremost, it is important to remember that there is no one remedy that heals everything. Our bodies come with their own toolkit that can handle almost anything that we encounter. Since there are many different causes of skin lesions and reasons why they do not heal, a short term trial of this plant that has shown some healing potential is certainly reasonable. Do not eat it. ...Read more
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
Read the label: You would need to read the label of the tea to know -- i'm guessing you're wanting to drink linden flower tea? The leaves may contain caffeine, but the flower tea does not appear to. In fact linden flower tea has been used as a calming (not activating) tea, and antispasmodic. http://tinyurl.com/mlgaccf. ...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
Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?
Broad question but..: I know of no known interactions between these herbs and oral contraceptives. As to whether these have any affect on hormones, that is a very broad question. I found one website that says lemon verbena can help regulate menstrual cycles and help with PMS, but it did not provide references so I don't know if research confirms this. Lemon balm is thought to help regulate thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
Natural skin remedy: Tea tree oil is excellent for inflamatory conditions of the skin. Apply to clean and dry areas, starting at night. If no irritation, increased to twice per day. Take Omega 3 in capsules: 1000 mg/day and eat foods reach in these natural oils to help with the inflamation: Avocado, nuts, salmon, etc Avoid soda, sweets. Choose water with lemon to drink. It helps with cleansing skin from toxins. ...Read more
NO!: Raspberry Zinger tea has raspberry fruit flavor but is made mostly of hisbiscus and only has a tiny amount of raspberry leaves. You can get raspberry tea in bulk and add a bag of Raspberry Zinger For flavor. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner with chamomile,aloe Vera and Passion flower extracts during pregnancy ?
I take a sleep aid at night. Valerian root, lemon balm, l-theanine, hops, chamomile, passion flower & melatonin. Do any of these thin my blood?
Tea Tree Oil: Although tea tree oil is generally considered safer than other treatments for head lice, caution should still be employed when using it. While very few people have a sensitivity or allergy specific to tea tree oil, it is not impossible. If irritation occurs, stop use immediately. Usually safe for skin, tea tree oil is toxic when consumed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is slim-vie a safe herbal wt loss product? Ingred: amylum, mulberry leaf extr, jobstears seed, cassia seed extr, bitter orange extr.? Long-term use?
What can I do with basil, mint and lavender leaves, to make something for my cold and stuffy nose?
Lavender is ok: Lavender is a great anti infective, but if you're stuffy try eucalyptus. Boil some water (distilled preferably) and add in 1-2 drops of eucalytus, then place your face near (not directly over the hot water) with a towel over your shoulders...Essentially you're giving yourself a steam...You can use lavender this way as well. ...Read more
Probably not: Lavender oil is from the species lavandula augustifolia (english or common lavender). Lavandin oil is from the hybrid species "lavandula hybrida" which is a cross of lavandula augustiflolia (english or common lavender) and lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) so many of the coonsituents of the oils are the same and can cause the same allergic reaction that you developed with lavender oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Lavender essential oil has been used to induce sleep & to reduce anxious tension. It may reduce musculo-skeletal pain through massage & is used for skin care. It can be added to a vaporizer for respiratory inflammation. It is used for removal of lice & has antiseptic effects. It can improve digestive problems. ...Read more
Why on earth do it?: No indication ever to inject anything into testicles under any circumstances. No possible benefits & risk of infection, pain & loss of testicle. Any provider suggesting such nonsense should be reported to his/her State Medical Board! ...Read more
You can : You can apply but it may not be the best therapy but some believe it works so you can try it. ...Read more
Health Food: In areas where I have lived - it has been carried in the health sections of health food stores. You should also be able to purchase it on-line. ...Read more
Plant oil: This was used during ww i to disinfect floors in hospitals. It has several purported medical uses, none of which include treating candida (yeast) infections. The obvious questions are what is causing the thrush (need to be checked for hiv), and why are you not seeking standard medical evaluation and treatment? ...Read more
Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: The only benefit to eyeshades is darkness. I suppose there could be a psychologic or suggestive benefit but not a hypnotic one. ...Read more
Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop and try again: If you are sure you had a reaction, stop using it. If not, stop just for 5 days, then apply a little bit to your forearm, cover it with a non-stick dressing for 48 hours. If there is a welt of blister, you have suggestive evidence. Uncertain - see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Yes: lavender seems to calm people down it will not hurt so try it ...Read more
Can 2/3 drops of undiluted peppermint oil, and the same amount of undiluted lavender oil, cause any serious systemic effects when applied topically?
Depends.: If you are putting it on an open sore or cracked skin, it may not help and may make things worse. Any break in the skin increases absorption into the system of anything put on the skin. Also, a person can be allergic to either one and that is bad, too and this can have systemic effects. For the proper use of herbal products, make sure there is good, unbiased, ad-free research to justify it. ...Read more