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Maca Root Tea
Probably not: That's sort of like asking if a potato is similar to a vitamin supplement. Neither maca root nor fertility blend are single items (several manufacturers put those words on their labels). Neither maca root nor fertility blend are medications. They are over-the-counter supplements, which means little or no testing has been done, and nobody really knows for sure what the effects or side effects are. ...Read more
Yes: In fact some companies make supplements that combine these in the same capsule, often combined with additional herbs, to support sexual and reproductive health. It is common in herbal medicine to combine multiple herbs together for a synergistic effect. It is generally quite safe to combine herbs. ...Read more
Will Prozac (fluoxetine) interact with herbal teas such as lemon balm, passion flower, linden flowers, kava, ashwagandha, jujube and valerian?
Weight loss: I would not expect that you would change your weight loss significantly. It may reduce appetite somewhat but in the long term that does not help with maintaining weight loss. Lifestyle changes, dietary changes and exercise comprise a successful formula. Give that a try and good luck. ...Read more
Doubtful: The iud you reference has a dual mode of action. A word of caution - many herbal medicines are just that, medicines, with little know safety on the human physiology. ...Read more
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
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?
Depends who you ask!: I did a quick online search and found plenty of claims of immune system benefit from licorice root extract but none that I could quote as good high quality evidence. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-881-licorice.aspx?activeingredientid=881 which is best I could find. I'm hopeful my colleagues can edify both of us!. Also check out http://goo.gl/khYX2Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take klonopin (clonazepam) with the following supplements: policosanol, ALA, decaf green tea extract, & aged garlic root extract?
Meds: should not be an issue. You can check with your pharmacist and doctor too regarding your specific case. There was a book that was PDR of herbs and alternative medications called the German Commission E book, as Europe much more pro herb/supplement than we are in the States. ...Read more
Will a sleep aid with melatonin, valerian extract, hops - humulus lupulus, passionflower, chamomile have any affect on the birth control pill?
Unknown: That's one of the problems with botanicals, there aren't any controlled studies with which to reference when it comes to drug interactions. I recommend you start with the birth-control and look for drug interactions on the package insert. Even with proper use of oral birth control pills there still is about 1% failure rate. ...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
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