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Doctor insights on: Lavender Tea Pregnancy

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are there any simple ways to determine the purity of the essential oils of lavender and tea tree?

Analytical chem lab: High performance liquid chromatography performed in a private analytical chemistry reference lab would be my choice for cost effective ways to resolve the issue. These are not as difficult to find as you may think. Sorry, that's not simple. Good luck. Read more

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Does lavender tea relieve anxiety, or is this a myth/home remedy? If true, how does it relieve anxiety?

Does lavender tea relieve anxiety, or is this a myth/home remedy? If true, how does it relieve anxiety?

Smells go quickly: And directly to the brain through the olfactory glands. Lavender is used for calming and sleeping although I don't know of any research on its effectiveness. Smelling the aroma of the tea may be helpful. Peace and good health. Read more

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Can I drink chamomile lavender herbal tea while taking Zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I drink chamomile lavender herbal tea while taking Zoloft (sertraline)?

Zoloft, (sertraline) No tea: Each agent, Zoloft, (sertraline) chamomile and lavender seek to achieve the same effect - decrease of anxiety and/or encouragement of sleep. Since the effects are diffuse and may cause an opposite effect, it is difficult to predict the specific effect on your body. For this reason, consider taking the pharmaceutical med as prescribed. You may take the tablet with plain, hot water for its soothing effect. Read more

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Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient (s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. Read more

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How should I mix lavender oil and tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

How should I mix lavender oil and tea tree oil to get rid of acne?

Don't bother.: I see patients all the time who have tried tea tree oil + various other oils; their acne is no better, but they do complain of dryness, itching, stinging, burning, and redness. At least 1 published study showed that tea tree oil can cause abnormal breast growth (gynecomastia) in boys. So don't waste your time & money; let a dermatologist prescribe legitimate acne remedies for you. 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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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 more

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Are Starbuck teas safe during pregnancy.?

Are Starbuck teas safe during pregnancy.?

Hard to say: As it depends on the type of tea, herbal vs non-herbal, and within herbal, it depends on the "herbs" included. In general most commercial teas are felt to be safe as long as consumed in moderation. But you'd be best reviewing the types of tea that you are consuming or would like to. Another great resource is: http://americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancy-health/herbal-tea/
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What kind of teas can I drink during pregnancy.?

What kind of teas can I drink during pregnancy.?

Teas & Pregnancy: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary (in large amounts), hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, oregano, cinnamon, anise, senna or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Ginger, lime, barley, peppermint and thyme tea are safe during pregnancy. Read more

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I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

I'm pregnant, are there any herbal teas I should avoid during my pregnancy?

Careful: There are probably at least a dozen. The one I can name off the top of my head is raspberry leaf tea. Be very cautious about this. Medications are derived from plants so herbal teas can have impact. Research each herbal tea on a reliable botanical website. Read more

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I'm currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since I'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.

I'm currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since I'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.

Decaf and lactofree: You can enjoy your teas and even some coffee, but I would realy stick to decaf as much as possible. As far as being lactose intolerant (and I know from personal experience), there are many lacotse free products out there now. You can buy lactose free milk (tastes exactly like regular milk), and can use that to make things like pudding, etc. Also, yogurt is a good addition for more dairy. Read more

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My period due on 02/06 but have pregnacy type symptoms but husband had vercectomy 2years ago but when I have a cup of tea im always sick but neg test?

My period due on 02/06 but have pregnacy type symptoms but husband had vercectomy 2years ago but when I have a cup of tea im always sick but neg test?

Did you get a blood: Serum HCG test. They are the most accurate. If you feel pregnant, you must get this test to rule it out, even though your husband had a vasectomy. Unfortunately, you can still (very rare)get pregnant after a vasectomy.. Read more

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Iam 28 week pregenancy, tea is a bad for pregenancy or not?

Iam 28 week pregenancy, tea is a bad for pregenancy or not?

Food Questions: Nope. Tea is used daily by billions of people, including pregnant women. There would be no restrictions here. Read more

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So I drank arizona green teas with gensing and honey my whole pregnancey she's 11m old and im just now hearing that gensing can cause miscarriages?

So I drank arizona green teas with gensing and honey my whole pregnancey she's 11m old and im just now hearing that gensing can cause miscarriages?

Unknown effects: Many herbs have "associations" with birth defects or miscarriages, which means that people taking them had those problems. That doesn't necessarily mean that the herb caused them because some birth defects or miscarriages happen spontaneously. However, general pregnancy recommendations are to avoid anything that might harm your baby until checking with your doctor, including herbs. Read more

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Hi doc am lactating mom for 3 months old baby boy, can I drink green tea. Tell me some exersice to do at home to loose my pregnency weight without gym?

Hi doc am lactating mom for 3 months old baby boy, can I drink green tea. Tell me some exersice to do at home to loose my pregnency weight without gym?

Drink tea and walk: You may drink tea and the best exercise is walking as spring approaches, you and your child can go walking together, he in the buggy, of course. Read more

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What's the effect of ceylon tea on 37weeks pregnancy?

What's the effect of ceylon tea on 37weeks pregnancy?

Bloating/constipated: Ceylon tea contains fermented black tea leaves. Rich in caffeine, each cup can have 42-72 mg of caffeine (8 oz cup), making it easy to go over the maximum recommended amount in pregnancy (200mg/day). It also has a diuretic effect meaning it triggers water loss, making you constipated. Avoid it if you feel bloated or having < 3 bms per week. Early, some believe caffeine is assoc with miscarriages. Read more

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Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Drinking milk tea okay for pregnancy?

Limit it, because: Black tea contains caffeine. Best to limit caffeine intake in pregnancy. Be aware of calories and sugar in sweetened, condensed milk. Read more