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Pueraria mirifica, which brand to buy that is trusted?

Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it dangerous to take pueraria mirifica if your under 22?

Can you tell me is it dangerous to take pueraria mirifica if your under 22?

Save your money.: There is no evidence from well-designed studies that it has any benefit. Also, because of the plant estrogens in it, there are risks associated with those generally, including blood clots. See http://www.drugs.com/npp/pueraria.html ...Read more

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Do pueraria mirifica capsules worsen estrogen dominance or do they help with the condition?

Do pueraria mirifica capsules worsen estrogen dominance or do they help with the condition?

Worsen: Pueraria mirifica has estrogenic effects so for a woman experiencing estrogen dominance this could worsen the situation. ...Read more

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I am taking sam-e for my mood. At the same time i want to take pueraria mirifica 500mg from thailand. Any bad interactions among the two?

I am taking sam-e for my mood. At the same time i want to take pueraria mirifica 500mg  from thailand. Any bad interactions among the two?

None known: Same is actually produced by our bodies so everyone who has ever taken puereia mirifica has had same on board as well. There are no known interactions or reason to suspect there would be. ...Read more

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Is it okay to start Pueraria Mirifica 500mg, right after, or day after stopping Megace (megestrol) Es? Any concerns?

Is it okay to start Pueraria Mirifica 500mg, right after, or day after stopping Megace (megestrol) Es? Any concerns?

Depends: Since pueraria migifica is a phytoestrogen ( a plant derived estrogen like compound ), it may be contraindicated altogether and risky if the megace (megestrol) has been used for certain conditions. Ask your doctor if estrogen is safe for you and if not you should avoid the pueraria. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Does pueraria mirifica worsen pcos?

Shouldn't worsen: It contains phytoestrogens, which in studies with genistein (a soy phytoestrogen) showed improvements in pcos symptoms & beneficial effects on hormonal levels. However, before trying an alternative therapy such as pueraria mirifica, u should consult your pcp/gyn/ endocrinologist to get their opinion on the supplement's use vs more traditional treatments. ...Read more

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If pueraria mirifica is safe to take if you have(hypothyroidism )?

If pueraria mirifica is safe to take if you have(hypothyroidism )?

Not relevant: If you have a thyroid issue you will benefit from professional attention to it. But that has no bearing on the use of estrogen from any source. You neglected to reveal the reason for this experiment. If you think you might benefit from estrogen you are foolish to do it without professional supervision. Also this herbal estrogen is less safe and less reliable than prescription estrogen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pueraria mirifica while taking an SSRI (cipralex)?

Is it safe to take pueraria mirifica while taking an SSRI (cipralex)?

Not known: It is a herb with estrogenic properties and there is not much info on safety with other drugs ...Read more

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My sister has Atopic Dermititis. Her skin is scarred all over. What are some things to have in mind to help stop the itch? Can Pueraria Mirifica help?

My sister has Atopic Dermititis. Her skin is scarred all over. What are some things to have in mind to help stop the itch? Can Pueraria Mirifica help?

SEE A DERMATOLOGIST!: Soak in a shower or bath. Avoid caustic soaps (Ivory). Avoid antibacterial soaps. Immediately after using your towel, rub in a cream for dry skin. I favor those with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care cream. Get a prescription cortisone. Triamcinolone cream .1% comes in a 1# jar. For the eyelids use tacrolimus ointment .1% Forget the herb from the jungle in SE Asia. It is a waste of money. ...Read more

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Can the prolonged use of Pueraria Mirifica 500mg cause birth defects if in the future I decide to have children, even if I have stopped it?

Can the prolonged use of Pueraria Mirifica 500mg cause birth defects if in the future I decide to have children, even if I have stopped it?

No, but...: No, prolonged use won't have an effect. However, since it compmfsims phyroestrogens, which are chemicals that are similar to estrogen, you should not take it when you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I've taken pueraria mirifica capsule few months ago, i realise that my period doesn't come for a month so i decided to stop taking it. Side effect?

Can't tell for sure: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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I am on birth control pulls and i wanted to start taking pueraria mirifica. Will the pueraria mirifica interfere with the effectiveness of the pill?

I am on birth control pulls and i wanted to start taking pueraria mirifica. Will the pueraria mirifica interfere with the effectiveness of the pill?

Why?: No one can tell you the answer because, in the case of an unregulated substance like this, no one can even tell you what is in the bottle or that the reported dose is correct. There is no scientific evidence that this supplement has any medical benefit at all, so why chance it? ...Read more

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Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Does taking pueraria mirifica affect the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

No: There is no known link between pueraria mirifica affecting Depoprovera. Reading up on this herbal treatment there also appears to be no scientific evidence that it actually treats anything. Use with caution. ...Read more

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Pueraria mirifica is it a good pill to take for my breast ? Does it work ? Is it safe

Pueraria mirifica is it a good pill to take for my breast ? Does it work ? Is it safe

Yes, yes ; yes: Most of the breast is fat tissue, so when one gains weight breast size tends to increase. Another option to consider is an herb from Thailand, Puereria mirifica, which contains phytoestrogens and is widely promoted to increase breast size. There is some research showing it really does work and it also appears to reduce the risk of breast cancer! see http://tinyurl.com/kottk9n for more information. ...Read more

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I am taking pueraria mirifica caps to grow breasts,i am taking 1000 mg a day is it enough?My penis has gone limp so have i become sterile?

I am taking pueraria mirifica caps to grow breasts,i am taking 1000 mg a day is it enough?My penis has gone limp so have i become sterile?

I assume you : are trans gener in transition so my answer is see your doctor for bloood work to ck testosterone level or if meds are causing this side effect ...Read more

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I am 16 yo and have a regular period and no medical issues. I want to take pueraria mirifica. Would this effect my hormones in a negative way?

I am 16 yo and have a regular period and no medical issues. I want to take pueraria mirifica.  Would this effect my hormones in a negative way?

Why?: Pueraria mirifica is an herb indigenous to thailand. It contains phytoestrogens that can supposedly relieve signs of estrogen deficiency in post-menopausal women. Some call it a "fountain of youth" herb for aging women. Since at 16 you already have the youth these older women long for, i'm wondering why you want to take it? Why not let your natural hormone balance be as it is, without this herb? ...Read more

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I was going to take Pueraria Mirifica for my PCOS, but I read that it can't be taken by "women with cystic growths of the ovary". Is it not safe?

I was going to take Pueraria Mirifica for my PCOS, but I read that it can't be taken by "women with cystic growths of the ovary". Is it not safe?

It is unsafe for you: It has estrogenic compounds in it and it is taken by women who want to enlarge their breasts. But estrogens also effect other tissues in your body and particular your ovaries and vagina. You are playing with fire here and you may get severely burned. Beware. Don't fall for the line that if it's natural it has to be good. Snakes are natural but some of them can poison you with just one bite. ...Read more

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Is Fenugreek safe with birth control Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

Is Fenugreek safe with birth control  Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can I take pueraria mirifica if I have breast fibroadenoma? If no, what is the risk?

Fibroadenoma: Breast fibroadenoma is a tumor of unknown cause. There appears to be relationship to changes in plasma estrogen levels and changes in the estrogen/ progesterone ratios. As such, taking a phytoestrogen may increase the size of the fibroadenoma or risk of this condition. ...Read more