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Red Raspberry Tea Regulate Periods
No: I have never seen any convincing prof. ...Read more
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Many things: Abnormal periods are the body's way of saying things are not right within. The imbalance can have to do with inflammation, toxins.... The tea has various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds (like quercetin). The tea is likely changing the inflammatory response in your body which is then changing the periods. ...Read more
No: They do not alter the disease at all; if they make you feel better, i doubt there's any harm in taking them. ...Read more
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
No: There is no evidence or scientific rationale behind that so don't depend on that tea to help in any way. ...Read more
My period is 6 days late. This month i took Vitex, Pregnacare Conception, red raspberry leaf tea & evening primrose could this delay it?
Delays Can Be Normal: Anything, including medications and supplements, can delay your period. Stress, weight loss or gain, major weather changes, etc., can also cause an irregular (or missed) menses. You need to evaluate why you are taking all those supplements. Red raspberry can reduce or delay menses. Evening primrose can affect uterine contractions and periods. ...Read more
No: You have not shared what you're wanting to achieve through taking evening primrose or calendula tea. However, neither of these preparations are likely to affect the color of your menstrual blood. Calendula (pot marigold) has been used topically to treat minor skin wounds, skin infections, burns, bee stings, and sunburn, etc. Evening primrose oil has good evidence for use in atopic dermatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period: no, check for preganncyGet a more detailed answer ›
Green Tea : Green Tea and the birth control pill are both being metabolized by the liver, because it increases the liver’s ability to break down estrogen, thus decreasing estrogen levels, it does have the risk for decreased effectiveness. The nexplanon however is a non-estrogen form of contraception and therefore we don't think green tea has the same effect ...Read more
Not likely: You should be fine if you use it in moderation (as with everything, moderation is key) ...Read more
Tea: No. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
Can tea with rose hips, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and hibiscus flower affect birth control or hormones?
Broad question but..: I know of no known interactions between these herbs and oral contraceptives. As to whether these have any affect on hormones, that is a very broad question. I found one website that says lemon verbena can help regulate menstrual cycles and help with PMS, but it did not provide references so I don't know if research confirms this. Lemon balm is thought to help regulate thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more
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