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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for me?

Is boiled plantain good for me?

Probably: Like other fruits and vegetables, consuming boiled plantain is beneficial for its vitamin and mineral content. Also, boiling it is healthier than the more commonly prepared fried version. However, if you have diabetes, the excess sugar in this fruit may cause blood glucose swings. ...Read more

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Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Is boiled plantain good for a diet?

Yes if you like it.: A good "diet" should consist of a variety of foods. There are no foods to exclude, just eat them in proper proportion. Total caloric intake is far more important than the ratio of fat to protein to carbohydrate. Diet implies temporary and "diets" are generally discouraged as they do not maintain weight loss. Wt loss and maintenance is not solved by a diet but by lifestyle change. ...Read more

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How do you use plantain as a medicine?

How do you use plantain as a medicine?

Chew it up: Common plantain, one of the most common lawn weeds, was known to native americans as snake bite weed. I don't know of anyone who has used it for snake bites, but it's great for insect stings. Take a leaf, chew it up until it's a pasty goo, then apply it to the insect bite for a few minutes. The sting/itch/swelling will fade away. Be careful you have identified it correctly first. ...Read more

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What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

What part of the plantain plant is good for gastritis?

Center: The fruit it self. Peeled and prepared in a variety of ways. Fried will probably be the least effective. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips?

Glycemic index/load: Glycemic index is a measurement of how high your sugars will increase upon eating 100g of a specific food. Glycemic load is a calculated value based upon glycemic index but standardized for serving size. Check out http://www.Glycemicindex.Com/ & http://www.Health.Harvard.Edu/newsweek/glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.Htm. Some studies suggest low glycemic index/load are healthier diet. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

May be: Plantain and banana are from the same family so it is possible to have allergy to both. However, plantain is cooked before it is eaten and could have denatured the allergent during the cooking process. Many people that are allergic to raw apple can eat apple pies (cooked) for the same reason. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Plantain allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Plantain allergy?

Plantain allergy: English plantain is a weed that releases pollen in the Fall months and causes a form of hay fever, or allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms are sneezing, nasal/eye/ear itching, nasal drainage and congestion. If uncontrolled, sleep and the ability to perform well during the day are compromised. The problem can lead to serious consequences like sinus infections. ...Read more

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If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

Probably: Banana & plantain are very close cousins, but there are differences fruit vs leaves. If you have serious symptoms or any respiratory distress from reaction, then no way. ...Read more

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How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

How can you use plantain as an herbal medicine?

Plantain: Plantain leaf is antibacterial & anti-inflammatory with use for healing wounds. When taken internally plantain is reported to help with GI upset. ...Read more

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What is the glycemic index and glycemic load for plantain chips? It is not on glycemicindex.Com or on health.Harvard.Edu so please don't link sites.

Search Internet: Glycemic index of plaintains depends upon whether it's raw, green or ripe & whether boiled or fried (i suppose there are other ways to cook/eat them, too): http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5765402_glycemic-index-plantains_.Html. Glycemic load is dependent upon serving size, eg 1 ounce vs 100g: http://nutritiondata.Self.Com/facts/snacks/10650/2. I use links so you'll know i didn't just pull numbers from. ...Read more

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Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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