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Pure Camellia Oil
Several: Try a cream that has aloe and/or lanolin are the best. ...Read more
Grapeseed sunflower: Depends on what health issues you are trying to treat. Lets chant and we can figure out what is best for you. ...Read more
Is slim-vie a safe herbal wt loss product? Ingred: amylum, mulberry leaf extr, jobstears seed, cassia seed extr, bitter orange extr.? Long-term use?
Herbal remedy: Tea tree oil derived from the melaleuca tree is used as a topical antiseptic for bacterial and fungal infections. I can't tell you if its effective or not. It's also used as a substitute for tea. There are in expensive effective otc antibacterial and antifungal creams & ointments that can be used just as easily and that are known to be effective. ...Read more
Is it safe to use synthetic bergamot oil instead of pure essential bergamot oil as a hair treatment?
Not familiar: I do not know these oils-sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can be mixed with both of these things. But what are you using it to treat, as the mixtures are different. ...Read more
Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?
Pros of coconut oil: ...contains good mono- & polyunsaturated fats, & has no trans fat. Also, virgin coconut oil might have a positive effect on cholesterol levels & help protect against heart disease. Keep in mind its still high in saturated fat so don't replace all your cooking oil with it, use in moderation, & figure into your daily calorie & fat count. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more
Olive oil, Corn Oil: Both Olive oil and Corn oil have monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats which lower the Cholesterol and protect against Heart disease. Olive oil has a higher percentage of monounsaturated fats when compared to corn oil. Olive oil also has the most nutritional value when it is freshest It is possible that information may not be available about Corn being genetically engineered. ...Read more
Olive oil: is by far the better oil for any use. Vegetable oils can contain a mix of oils and get solid at room temp. One has to read the label carefully to understand way we are actually consuming w/vegetable oil. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it ok to use lotions that contain extracts black tea leaf, green tea leaf (camellia sinensis) during pregnancy?
Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No but ...: Fish oils do not contain testosterone but there are a few studies showing that fish oils can decrease sex hormone binding globulin (a molecule that binds to testosterone), thereby increasing the amount of free testosterone (the active form of testosterone) available to use. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Clog pores: Coconut oil does cover pores: for some skins this is a good thing as it's mild, natural antibiotic properties kills surface bacteria which can lead to acne/scar tissue; it can also suffocate skin or Meibomian Gland mites (ie, when used at night) which live in oil pores and lead to scar tissue. Still good to wash off completely after use. Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info ...Read more
Sort of.: Coconut oil is a very light moisturizer that sinks in quickly, which appeals to a lot of people. It works well for some, but not those with very dry skin, as it does not moisturize deeply enough. It also tends to clog pores. That doesn’t bother some people, but if you have a tendency to get clogged pores (blackheads, etc), coconut oil might exacerbate that problem. ...Read more
My gf is using this oil from amazon, "nature's pure bosom", it is working but what are common side effects?
No idea: If we know what is in this oil we may be able to be more helpful, or if she is having any side effects we may be able to tell if they are common to this oil. ...Read more
What is pure Argan oil best used for? Its in my haircare products and it does wonders for it! I've seen many swear by its affects on the skin.
Oil: If you like oil in your hair, if you want to oil dry skin, Argan oil if one of many you might choose. It is also a good food or cooking oil. The argon trees are very good for the environment as they hold back the desert in semi-arid regions of Morocco which might soon be devoid of vegetation. These trees have extensive roots which allow them to survive low water supply. The roots hold the soil and ...Read more
Good lifestyle: There can be many reasons for erectile dysfunction-or a weak erection. These reasons can be physical or situational, or even a combination. The most important factor is healthy lifestyle. Supplements generally do not provide any benefit to erectile problems. Assure that your general health is good, lifestyle factors-weight blood pressure physical activity. Alcohol tobacco are important factor ...Read more
You decide: This stuff has been offered to the public for pretty much everything involving the skin. Physiologically, applying a waxy oil for acne makes no sense. Don't spend too much money, and something that actually works pretty well most of the time, such as topical Clindamycin rx, may even be cheaper. ...Read more
BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more
Not yet...: There is no scientific study to confirm or refute that coconut oil can help in the fight against dementia. As scientists and physicians, we must then assume that it is not effective, however i would love to be proven wrong. Having said that, if you have been using coconut oil and feel it is helping you, then that's great. Make sure your doctor knows, so (s)he can keep an eye on cholesterol levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which nutrients does pure Argan oil contain that will be absorbed into my body when applied to my skin?
Vit E,EFA's,sterols&: Argan oils contains many nutrients. It is rich in Vit E and Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids as well as squalene, phytosterols & polyphenols. See http://multiculturalbeauty.about.com/od/Ingredients/a/Argan-Oil-For-Beauty.htm & http://naturalbeauty.about.com/od/Ingredients/a/All-About-Argan-Oil.htm ...Read more
I started using Josie Marans organic pure 100% Argan oil as a night and day moisturizer. (That's what it's for) medically, is Argan oil beneficial?
No. Less calories in: There are no fat burners, although there are gimmicks ; diets that promise you their products can do this. The only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Lose 1 pound of fat for every 3500 calories you drop or exercise off, but you can't pick where--sorry. ...Read more
TEA TREE OIL SCALP: WHY ARE YOU USING TEA TREE OIL IN THE FIRST PLACE? ...Read more
Not a great idea: at 16 years of age you should not be using laxatives at all without a physician supervision. I doubt that your physician would advise the use of any oil based laxatives. I think you would do well with 8-10 glasses of water daily, bran, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Oils: Oils do not penetrate well. They are protectors not hydrater's. ...Read more
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