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Ovarian Cyst Holy Basil
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
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
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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