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Is it true that sage has a calming effect?

Is it true that sage has a calming effect?

Soothing: Used in the mouth or on skin it can be locally soothing. As a tranquilizer it does not do much. You might like it as a flavoring herb in food. If you need help with anxiety, work with your therapist. ...Read more

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If you snort ground sage, the seasoning, will it affect the body?

Yes, nasally: Mainly it can effect the nasal passage as an irritant and cause a rhinitis and/or inflammatory reaction. Not recommended to "snort" anything. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

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

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Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

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

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Why should I not combine sage tablets with tamoxifen?

Why should I not combine sage tablets with tamoxifen?

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 more

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Does smoking white sage have any good benefits and is it illegal?

Does smoking white sage have any good benefits and is it illegal?

Used for smudging: Not smoking. No benefits otherwise. It's not illegal to smudge, and probably not good for your lungs to smoke. It's been said that it's a native american tradition to smudge areas of your home that you want to clear the stagnant energy. Save your lungs for now. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive and negative effects of smoking sage.?

What do you suggest if positive and negative effects of smoking sage.?

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

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage?

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

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How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

How do I use rosemary essential oil and sage essential oil, for memory improvement?

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 more

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Am taking arimidex (anastrozole) and having terrible hot flushes. Is sage tablets safe to take with this?

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 more

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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?

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?

Probably no harm: Clary sage is typically used to induce labor. Whether it will cause harm early in pregnancy will depend on the amount and route by which it was administered. I would be surprised if a single application to the skin as an oil had an adverse effect. ...Read more

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I took a single dose of postinor 2 on the 11th day of 21 days cycle due to condom failure. How sage am i?

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

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I have been took off of HRT for health reasons, is it still ok to take Black Cohosh, Flaxseed & sage (for flushes)?

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.
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Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Has anyone used sage solutions chinese weight loss pills?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?

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

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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?

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 more

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Is it bad for your breast if you wear a push up bra? Will it make your breast sage?

Is it bad for your breast if you wear a push up bra? Will it make your breast sage?

Push up bras: Will not contribute to sagging as it simply takes the weight off your cooper ligaments in your breast tissue... But not wearing a bra will eventually result in 'coopers droopers'. ...Read more

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Does clary sage oil decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Does clary sage oil decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Unknown: Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Clary sage oil is safe when used in amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if it is safe when used in medicinal amounts. The herb has been shown to increase the effects of choral hydrate causing excessive sleepiness and drowsiness. Its relationship to OCPs is unknown. ...Read more

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Do clary sage oil help induce labor ariund 38\39 weeks snd how to use it?

Do clary sage oil help induce labor ariund 38\39 weeks snd how to use it?

Do not rec that: If you want to go into labor discuss induction with your OB, you can be induced anytime after at or after 39 weeks gestation, I use cervadil to ripen the cervix then rupture of membranes and a little pitiocin if necessary, it is safe when done correctly like I do it and works please discuss with your doc, there are other meds to use also, ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks. ...Read more

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Drinking sage herbal tea while breastfeeding, is it ok or too much for baby?

Drinking sage herbal tea while breastfeeding, is it ok or too much for baby?

Sage tea: Sage tea is usualy taken when weaning your infant. It will decrease your milk supply and its effect on the infant is not known ...Read more

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How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage? "

How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA or the flu by the following plants: ginger, anise, chamomile and sage? "

Not a good idea.: If you are otherwise healthy you will probably recover from the flu with or without treatment (if you get short of breath, develope lung congestion or have other illnesses you should not take a chance. You should see a doctor). Rheumatoid arthritis is a crippling, fatal illness which cannot be controlled by the treatments you mentioned. You should see a rheumatologist for this problem. ...Read more

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Have stage 1 prostrate cancer with psa 7.6. Have considered calypso radiation or should I wait for it to higher into sage 2. Psa was 5.6 in juy 2011 and jumped to 7.6 in dec. 2011. Have been told by some to let it go higher before doing anything and oth

Have stage 1 prostrate cancer with psa 7.6. Have considered calypso radiation or should I wait for it to higher into sage 2. Psa was 5.6 in juy 2011 and jumped to 7.6 in dec. 2011. Have been told by some to let it go higher before doing anything and oth

Treatment: Treatment of stage 1 prostate cancer varies on age, grade of cancer, comorbid condition and personal philosophy. You need to have thorough discussion with your urologist to discuss options between active surveillance, radical surger and radiation therapy along with outcomes and complications. ...Read more

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saw palmeeto and sage are ingredients in my hair lotion and shampoo, can any of these affect my oral birth control?

saw palmeeto and sage are ingredients in my hair lotion and shampoo, can any of these affect my oral birth control?

Unlikely: Saw Palmetto can effect estrogen effectiveness. Estrogen is one of the components of birth control. I have not found any good studies on its absorption through the scalp; however, my opinion is that very little would be absorbed into the bloodstream and using a shampoo with Saw Palmetto is unlikely to affect your birth control. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do herpes inside the mouth go through the same sages as herpes outside of the mouth (cold sores) such as blistering?

Do herpes inside the mouth go through the same sages as herpes outside of the mouth (cold sores) such as blistering?

Herpes simplex: Is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not trough clothing. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

I am breastfeeding and have an oversupply of breast milk. I heard sage tea helps decrease breast milk. Is this true?

This is not...: ...A bad problem to have. Most lactation problems I've seen involve an insufficient supply. What I would recommend is that you pump off the excess and freeze it. Breast milk keeps for up to 6mos frozen. That way if you are unable to feed for a while, for whatever reason, you have a supply. I don't recommend doing anything to lessen your milk supply until you are ready to stop nursing. ...Read more

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Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

Can 2 bottles of Mountain Dew dilute my screen?

12 ounce: No. 32 Ounce maybe but won't have any effect on drug metabolites if you are hoping to cover your tracks about use, ...Read more

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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What health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

What health problems are caused by drinking a lot of Mountain Dew?

Lots of caffeine!: This is for sodas in general: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in ...Read more

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What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

What are the mountains the answer to hectic, stressed and busy life?

Mountains?: I'm not certain I understand your question. I think you may be asking if going to the mountains can help manage stress. For many people, that would be true. For some people, I can imagine mountains as being stressful. ...Read more

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My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

My baby's urine is the color of Mountain Dew. What might cause this?

Urine color: Certain foods and vitamins can change the color of the urine. You can get a bright yellow or orange color with vit C. Has the baby had a fever or is the urine cloudy? Make sure he is drinking water and hold back on the juices if you're giving them. F/U with the doctor to run a urine test to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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What damage can drinking several mountain dews a day cause to your health?

Agree w Dr. Brand: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. Please note BMD ...Read more

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I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

I have claustrophobia. If I am up on a mountain top, am I likely to have a problem?

It depends: On how narrow the mountain top is! : (you wouldn't wanna feel closed in, with no ability to escape... That can happen in hiking, in certain landscapes... ...Read more

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Can riding a bike (mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile? Cuz my bro. Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

Can riding a bike (mountain)all ur life cause a male to be sterile? Cuz my bro. Has n he can't n hasn't had any kids.

A possibility: Cycling long distances may decrease sperm output or cause damaged/unhealthy sperm. Bouncing around on typical bike saddle can damage scrotum & testes, halting normal sperm production. Tight cycling pants & friction between body & saddle can overheat testes, which need to stay cool to keep producing sperm. Padded cycling pants & breaks 4 cooling down may help but damage may be permanent in some. ...Read more