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What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. ...Read more

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Is oregano oil a type of neurotoxin?

Is oregano oil a type of neurotoxin?

Oregano oil: There are no neurotoxins in oregano oil. It would not be good to place any oil on a nerve but there is no worry to using oregano oil unless you have an allergy. This does not come from the cooking oregano. Chronic use should be supplemented with iron because it reduces the bodies ability to absorb iron. Pregnant women should avoid use. See your doctor about any other questions. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of fish oil tablets?

What are the benefits of fish oil tablets?

Diffeerent: Some studies suggest improvement in things like braina and joint function. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward off dandruff. ...Read more

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What are the uses of tea tree oil?

What are the uses of tea tree oil?

What tree ?: Many are referring to the eucalyptus or possibly the mellaluka tree. There are many others such as the cinchola tree which the bark is known for treating malaria. Please don't see the words tea tree and think of a medicinal that is a cure all. They are rare in their uses and that is why pharmacies have studied researched and found the ingredients in them which are benificial. ...Read more

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Does oil of oregano counteract with antibiotics?

Does oil of oregano counteract with antibiotics?

Oregano: Not familiar with data suggesting oregano interacting with antibiotics. Oregano might have an effect like a water pill or "diuretic." Taking oregano might decrease how well the body gets rid of lithium. This could increase how much lithium is in the body and result in serious side effects. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil and linseed oil?

What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil and linseed oil?

Flaxseed oil: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-flaxseed-oil

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What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

What are the benefits of olive leaf supplements? 

Theoretically...: Theoretically olive leaf supplements have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammtory properties, and has in some studies been shown to reduce blood pressure. Unfortunately, as with many alternative therapies, regulating how much is adequate vs. Harmful is not well-studied, nor is the manufacturing of the supplements consistent. ...Read more

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Will taking red palm oil and olive leaf extract supplements affect the efficacy of antibiotics?

Will taking red palm oil and olive leaf extract supplements affect the efficacy of antibiotics?

They should not: Red palm oil, extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree is rich in vitamin a & e, increases metabolism and is used by some for weight loss. While olive leaf extract is being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulator and antibiotic agents. I advised not to substitute your prescription meds with these herbs. Discuss with your dr about interaction of these herbs with certain meds esp. Warfarin. ...Read more

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What are the uses of essential oil of daphne?

Anything apparently: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for scabies?

Can you use a combination of neem oil and eucalyptus oil for  scabies?

No : If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. ...Read more

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What are the health uses of grapeseed oil?

What are the health uses of grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil has been used for treatment of acne, psoriasis, cleansing &moisturizing skin & to remove makeup See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/7-beauty-oils-for-troubled-skin/articleshow/29810315.cms ...Read more

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What are the benefits of evening primrose oil capsules?

What are the benefits of evening primrose oil capsules?

Not clear: The data on evening primrose oil is spotty at best- some mixed evidence on its efficacy for treating breast symptoms, menopause and pms- i've actually seen anecdotal evidence of decreased mastalgia (breast pain). One thing i haven't seen is any convincing evidence of its harm! ...Read more

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Can I use oil of oregano in addition to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (i have a sinus infection and read about the benefits of this natural remedy). ?

Can I use oil of oregano in addition to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (i have a sinus infection and read about the benefits of this natural remedy). ?

YES: There are no known interactions between oregano oil & augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good broad-spectrum antibiotic but many sinus infections are viral &/or fungal. Oregano oil kills viruses, fungi & bacteria so is reasonable to take as well. Also consider pelargonium sidoides (sold as umcka), an herb proven effective for sinus infections. I also advise taking a probiotic for anyone on antibioitics. ...Read more

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Hi there by accident I did not realize that I was only supposed to take 2-3 drops of oil of oregano. I ended up taking about 15-20 drops. ?

Hi there by accident I did not realize that I was only supposed to take 2-3 drops of oil of oregano. I ended up taking about 15-20 drops. ?

Herb: Oregano is a herb and it is unlikely even 15-20 drops a day will cause long term toxicity. Go back to the recommended dose. All the best. ...Read more

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Can i put oil of oregano in the cool humidfier in my 1 yo room?

Can i put oil of oregano in the cool
 humidfier in my 1 yo room?

Why ever ?: You may find such scents entertaining to your adult senses but they are air pollution to a young kid.Fragrances/smoke/dust/all act as airway irritants and can aggravate or trigger a cough in the young.This is something I avoid until school age when their airways are more tolerant. ...Read more

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Can you take oil of oregano with cephalexin?

Only risk-Lithium: Apparently there might be a problem if one takes oil of oregano with lithium according to webMd. But an excellent site with summaries of studies and effectiveness is at NYU-Langone, and this page states that there are no problems with it. http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=111715 So yes, take it with cephalexin. ...Read more

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Can I take oil of oregano while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Can I take oil of oregano while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Yes.: Zoloft has several drug interactions but oil of oregano does not appear to one of them. Oil of oregano can affect lithium metabolism but not sertraline (Zoloft). ...Read more

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Can you take probiotics (threelac) and oil of oregano at the same time?

Can you take probiotics (threelac) and oil of oregano at the same time?

Yes: Oil of oregano is good for killing all sorts of creatures including yeast, bacteria and even viruses. So it doesn't have the same effect on your body as taking an antibiotic. You can take probiotics on the same day. You might not want to take them right at the same time however. ...Read more

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Does oil of oregano destroy healthy bacteria probiotics?

Does oil of oregano destroy healthy bacteria probiotics?

No info: There is no info on the effect of oregano oil on probiotics but intuitively one would think not. If you are concerned about potential effect then it would make sense to temporally separate the two products by taking each well away from the other. ...Read more

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I drank oil of oregano (3 drops) for a cough. It burnt, and now 2 days later i've almost lost my voice completely. what should i do?

I drank oil of oregano (3 drops) for a cough. It burnt, and now 2 days later i've almost lost my voice completely. what should i do?

Croup: I don't think the voice lost came as an effect of oregano. Croup is very common in this part of the year and it is usually due to swollen vocal cords as a result of a virus infection.takes about 7 days to resolve. Beyond 7 days--- still symptomatic--- increased chance of bacterial second infection. See MD ...Read more

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I have a perforation in my nasal septum and my nose is always dry and congested . I've tried saline solution, singular, and oil of oregano. Not work?

I have a perforation in my nasal septum and my nose is always dry and congested .  I've tried saline solution, singular, and oil of oregano. Not work?

Difficult: A septal perforation will usually cause chronic dry, crusty nose and sometimes bloody discharge. Nasal saline, neti pot rinses can help, but sometimes nasal ointment like Bacitracin or neosporin can provide additional relief. Otherwise, see an ENT to evaluate for repair of the defect. ...Read more

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Can taking oil of oregano internally for GI issues cause a rash around butt crack? Or is the rash related to my tummy issues, ie yeast overgrowth?

Can taking oil of oregano internally for GI issues cause a rash around butt crack? Or is the rash related to my tummy issues, ie yeast overgrowth?

Unlikely unless...: Oil of oregano may cause rashes when applied topically but may rarely cause rashes when taken internally in people who are allergic to oregano. It is far more likely this is related to intestinal yeast. You can try a cream with tea tree oil on your rash. I advise you also take probiotics and follow a diet low in simple carbs. Also consider taking Yeast Ease: http://tinyurl.com/lazjwoa ...Read more

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