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How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

How do you prepare holy basil for medicine?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is it safe to take holy basil along with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Is it safe to take holy basil along with wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Probably: I couldn't find any interactions between holy basil and wellbutrin (bupropion). But you also need to know that there aren't enough research studies to document holy basil's effectiveness -- even though people use it for all kinds things from "stress" to diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Is it safe to take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin and passion flower together?

Yes.: But as a professor of nutrition, i cannot understand the benefits of this selection! nutritional support is one thing, but this is overdone! ...Read more

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Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Holy basil supplement side effects, can you tell me?

Here you go:: Holy basil is POSSIBLY SAFE when used by mouth for short periods of time, up to six weeks. It's not known if long-term use is safe. Not enough is known about the use of holy basil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Holy basil might slow blood clotting, More? suggest check webmd vitamin supplement listing for Holy Basil. ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

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

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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 start taking holy basil for anxiety if I am taking 0.25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day? I want to stop the Xanax (alprazolam) soon.

Is it ok to start taking holy basil for anxiety if I am taking 0.25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) twice a day? I want to stop the Xanax (alprazolam) soon.

Focus on life: You probably already know this, but anxiety problems can be solved by changing behaviors. One of the most important behavioral changes is to replace a desire to avoid with a desire to approach. In the absence of a real threat, avoidance is fuel for anxiety. So, if you'd like to do something but feel afraid . . . do it anyway (when no real threat is present). This usually takes lots of practice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink holy basil tea while on fluoxetine 40mg daily? Thanks for your time.

Is it ok to drink holy basil tea while on fluoxetine 40mg daily?

Thanks for your time.

Holy Basil Tea: This is a popular ayurvedic remedy from india, used to treat asthma, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis. It has eugenol oil which has analgesic & antiseptic properties. Caution using it with medications that can affect liver or blood thinners. I am not aware of adverse interactions with prozac, (fluoxetine) as long as it is not consumed in excess. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Does anyone know how you prepare holy basil for medicinal use?

Dry it: Holy basil, also known as tulsi, makes a great tea. Dry it, then steep it in boiling water for seven to ten minutes. ...Read more

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Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Does holy basil cause headaches in some people?

Not sure what : Holy basil is? But if you mean the herb, it would be unusual but .. Not impossible for a reaction to a food to cause a headache. The best thing is to avoid it ...If the headaches continue , see your dr. ...Read more

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Can i take holy basil with celexa and synthroid (thyroxine)? Will this cause any interactions?

Apparently safe: There are no known interactions between holy basil and these medicines (it does interact with coumadin, (warfarin) but so does almost everything). It might slightly speed elimination of Celexa but this is not likely clinically significant. Holy basil is one of my favorite herbs, with many benefits; it's calming, anti-inflammatory, supports adrenals, lowers blood sugar. See http://www.Holy-basil.Com/6865.Html. ...Read more

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Can my mother take holy basil with her depression medication?

Indian Herb: Holy basil is an herb that has been used for stress among other things. You might try it for her depression and see if it works. ...Read more

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Can I take Sam-e for anxiety,while taking paxil 40mgs and venlafaxine 112mgs plus holy basil to lower cortisol?

Can I take Sam-e for anxiety,while taking paxil 40mgs and venlafaxine 112mgs plus holy basil to lower cortisol?

Need more info.: Not being familiar with your medical history taking all these drugs could be harmful. Your question is best answered by your physician who prescribed the prescription medications Paxil & venlafaxine. Considering the other substances you are taking please be careful, as at your age you might not react to these drugs as younger person. ...Read more

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Want to add holy basil if it lowers cortisol levels as I read. Other suppliments either increase serotonin or interact . Same with inositol and sam-e.

Want to add holy basil if it lowers cortisol levels as I read. Other suppliments either increase
serotonin or interact . Same with inositol and sam-e.

Difficult: Supplements are incredibly variable on what is included as well as the formulation/s from different manufacturers even if the noted substance is supposedly the same. Best to evaluate this with your doctor, bringing whatever supplement you are interested in. Health Canada also provides information on their website as well. ...Read more

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Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera? E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera?  E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

No: There are no known interactions between Lutera and holy basil. See http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/herbal-supplements/what-medications-interact-holy-basil & http://www.Rxlist.Com/drug-interactions/serious-index/levonorgestrel-ethinyl-estrad-oral.Htm. ...Read more

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Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives or ashwagandha?

Can I use the supplement rhelora or holy basil or rhodiola to lower cortisol levels to help  manage high anxiety and panic attacks along with the meds I am already taking- paxil 40 mg and Effexor 112 mgs. Plus my seditives  or ashwagandha?

I am not: trying to discount the beneficial effects of many herbal remedies however , my opinion only, you are taking far too many of these preparations and seem to be on mostly PSYCHO-ACTIVE drugs ...a frank discussion with your Primary Care Physician re: your present condition and perhaps a consultation with a PSYCHO-PHARMACOLOGIST is indicated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

Is a 3.4 CM ovarian cyst big?

A little big: Around ovulation, the follicle measures around 2 cm, so this is a little bigger. It's not so big, though, that it can't be watched. It will likely resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

How bad is a 4.7 CM ovarian cyst?

Probably not: Each month when a woman ovulates, a cyst forms at least 2 cm in diameter. After ovulation that cyst may increase to 6 or 8 cm and still be normal. It will usually go away over the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more