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Medicinal Plant Kulekhara
Fascinating: For scientific physicians, ayurveda is a prescientific medical system developed by people observing and making educated guesses. From my own reading, myrrh, ginseng, garlic, and ginko have interesting pharmaceutical properties. Most of us could not recommend them as supplement though some people do use them. Don't use ayurveda in place of evidence-based rx if you are seriously ill. Thanks 4 asking. ...Read more
Yes: Hypericum perforatum is the scientific name for the well-known plant "st. John's wort." numerous studies document its use in cases of mild-moderate depression. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/st-johns-wort/ns_patient-stjohnswort the homeopathic remedy made from this plant is useful in injuries to nerves and spine -- there is a shooting quality to these pains. Can also help phantom limb pain. ...Read more
Taking aposlim for weight loss sicklesenna gingkgo leaf lotus leaf coix seed L cartintie oriental water plantain are the ingredients are they safe?
Not FDA: approved hence no available independent randomised clinical study to be able to comment on the safety ...Read more
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.
Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?
Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more
Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??
Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...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?
Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?
All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more
Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more
No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more
Supplement store: These are dried algae promoted as "detoxifying agents." for example, supposedly they remove heavy metals from the body and even destroy polychlorinated biphenyls, as reported in one journal of which i'd never heard. Claims that sound much too good to be true almost always turn out not to be true, but of course the decision is yours. ...Read more
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
Nigella Sativa: (AKA black cumin, nutmeg flower, black caraway or black onion seed) is reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-oxidant effects as well as being anti-carcinogenic and helping hypertension. ...Read more
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