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Mountain Sage Herbs
Will Prozac (fluoxetine) interact with herbal teas such as lemon balm, passion flower, linden flowers, kava, ashwagandha, jujube and valerian?
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
Breast growth?Vitamine, fenugreek, dong quai, fennel seed, kelp, l-tyrosine, watercress, blessed thistle, dandelion, red clover, aloe vera, pueraria.M, sepiliftii
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
Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?
Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation?
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.
Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...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
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Green Tea & Obesity: Nope. Absolutely not. In fact in what you describe you have two obvious problems. Caffeine will never lead your body to lose weight. And, honey is sugar. Sugar leads to increasing weight and never to weight loss. The current fad for 'green tea' extract is just one in a long line of fraud. It is designed to take your money for the 'hope' that you do not need to do the work it takes to lose. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?
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Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc
Herbal treatments: The only treatments I know of for intestinal worms are medicines as they have to selectively kill the worms and not hurt you. How do you know you have intestinal worms? ...Read more
Several: Orally, sage (salvia officinalis) extract can be used for loss of appetite, digestive complaints, hot flashes, dysmenorrhea, and also possibly memory enhancement in alzheimer's disease. Some research supports this last one: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12605619?Dopt=abstract topically, sage can help various inflammations: herpes labialis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, gingivitis, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is one of the oldest remedies for a myriad of conditions, particularly for relief of minor muscle discomforts. The literature cites these various conditions specifically. No harm is reported. When planning use of any prep for a bath consider placing it in cheesecloth then adding it in your tub. This aids in after bath clean-up and protects your plumbing. Enjoy! ...Read more
Unclear: There is very little hard data about sage extract. The online advertisers say that sage is a mild estrogen type extract that helps menopausal symptoms. I am not sure if that claim has been validated. Tamoxifen works by blocking the body's estrogen and "starving" the tumor. If sage actually does work, then it would get in the way of tamoxifen's intended effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I learned sage, sweetgrass, cedar, etc. Has healing properties, but there are more plants, too. What do you think?
Herbology: There are may herbs and plants with medicinal qualities. This falls under the realm of herbology. ...Read more
Don't smoke sage??: The essence of drug abuse/dependency is continuing to use a drug, for whatever purpose, where the negative aspects outweigh whatever good they may be doing. Most people who find that this happens STOP using the substance. Those who can't are the ones I end up treating, or end up with health issues up to an including death, for their substance use disorders. This is true of sage as it is for heroin ...Read more
How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?
What conditions?: It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what conditions you're trying to treat. Some conditions may respond to herbal medications, and some may not. Research studies may also not have been done that document results. If you rephrase your question more specifically, we can try again to be helpful. ...Read more
I wish to know: No evidence let us by a company and sell it. ...Read more
Maybe not the oils: Using sage essential oil for this purpose may not have much evidence, but using sage extract (salvia officinalis) may have some benefit. http://tinyurl.com/q76w6s7 there are very possibly some cognitive effects with rosemary oil: http://tinyurl.Com/pggj5m9 you could place a drop or 2 on some cotton and inhale gently; also there are air diffusers for this purpose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes.Is sage tablets safe to take with this?
Speak with your Dr: Hot flashes are common with taking this medication. I am not familiar with sage a nd it's indications or side effects. I recommend you contact your oncologist and let him/her know about the symptoms your experiencing. You can be switched to another medication, which my have less side effects. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication we use to help with hot flashes. I am sure your oncologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before I read the ingredients and did my research I applied some oils with the very 1st ingredient being Clary sage I'm 12 weeks preg. Will it hurt me?
I took a single dose of postinor 2 on the 11th day of 21 days cycle due to condom failure. How sage am i?
Timing: The effectiveness of emergency contraception is mostly correlated to the amount of time that passes between having the unprotected intercourse and taking the pill. The faster you take the pill, the more likely you are to prevent ovulation. Thus has much higher efficacy taken immediately after versus 2 days later. Taken within 72 hours has between 42-88%, depending on when you took it. ...Read more
I have been took off of HRT for health reasons , is it still ok to take Black Cohosh, Flaxseed & sage (for flushes) ?
No problem: Would like to know why you were taken off HRT. Your levels of estrogen (E1, E2, E3), Progesterone & testosterone should be measured by saliva. If low they can be replaced by Bio Identical a Hormone Therapy. Not synthetic (Premarin, etc). No problem taking black cohosh, flax. Many times it is not necessary to replace hormones. Have thyroid and 4 point cortisol (saliva) checked. ...Read more
I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?
No: I hope you're not spending too much money on this stuff. I'm glad you're interested in "natural healing", but think about getting with an evidence-based holist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?
Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers