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Dr. John Landi
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Peppermint Oil (Definition)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita), a popular flavoring for gum, toothpaste, and tea, is also used to soothe an upset stomach or to aid in digestion. Because it has a calming and numbing effect, it has been used to treat headaches, skin irritations, anxiety associated with depression, nausea, diarrhea, menstrual cramps, and flatulence. It is also an ingredient in chest rubs, used to treat symptoms of the common cold. In test tubes, peppermint kills some types of bacteria and viruses, suggesting it may have antibacterial and antiviral properties. A number of studies support the use of peppermint for indigestion ...Read more


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Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Drinking castor oil during pregnancy can harm my unborn baby?

Yes: Caster oil is considered a category x or dangerous drug during pregnancy. Its side effects include the induction of premature labor and miscarriage. It is sometimes used by midwives at the end of a pregnancy to trigger labor, but caution is advised. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Will grape seed oil help a newborn babies dry skin?

Will grape seed oil help a newborn babies dry skin?

Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil can be safely used on infants with dry skin. Make sure the oil isnt too old. Otherwise he might smell like a winery. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Is grape seed oil safe to feed babies?

Is grape seed oil safe to feed babies?

Massage your baby: Grape seed oil is great for massaging your baby. As an oil, it's as safe as any vegetable oil. For babies under 4 months i avoid anything but breast milk or formula. If you want to use grape seed oil to cook food for your baby, it's fine, but we actually encourage saturated fats for children under 2 years old. ...Read more

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Can babies eat grape seed oil?

Can babies eat grape seed oil?

Breast or Formula: Babies should only be fed breast milk or formula. Your doctor can tell you when it is ok to add other foods. Supplements should be limited to recommended vitamins for breast fed babies and other medicines as prescribed by the doctor. ...Read more

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Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

Will eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil be any good for skin?

No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension headaches and nausea and is "possibly effective". Skin is not listed as a use. ...Read more

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Does castor oil harm the baby when 23weeks pregnant?

Does castor oil harm the baby when 23weeks pregnant?

Miscarriage: Thus material can in some cases trigger a miscarriage. It is considered dangerous when used in pregnancy. Some midwives use it in an attempt to induce labor at term. ...Read more

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Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Does fish oil oil makes cheeks chubby?

Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks. ...Read more

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What's peppermint oil used for?

What's peppermint oil used for?

Several uses: Peppermint oil has multiple uses. A very popular one is for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). http://tinyurl.com/kjesndd it can also help with indigestion. Peppermint oil can be used topically to help abdominal distension, antispasmodic in UGI endoscopy, headaches including migraine, and postherpetic neuralgia. A dilution is used in these latter situations. ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Not a good idea: Any of these oils can damage a condom and render is ineffective. Use a water based lubricant like K-Y jelly. ...Read more