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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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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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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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Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

Does pueraria mirica work for women with pcos?

No: No, it won't help you at all, just wastes your money. A few women with pcos become pregnant, but generally only after significant weight loss. Therapy such as metformin has a much higher chance of normal periods (in approx. 60% of cases) and a safe successful pregnancy, if desired. Don't get medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...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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