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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I am taking 2.5 mgs of bisoprolol per day. Is it safe to take lemon balm extract, gamma-aminobutric acid, holy basil extract, oat extract supplement?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer