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Reishi Mushroom Dangers
Not realistically: There is a hydrazine derivative in some mushrooms called agaritine that binds to DNA and in ridiculously high doses produces cancer in a few animal models. I know no bioscientist who avoids mushrooms. Such chemicals are ubiquitous and unavoidable. Orange juice and pepper contain similar stuff and so does your own feces. Enjoy life without troubling yourself over minuscule risks. ...Read more
Depends: If used occasionally in people without other health problems, hallucinogens rarely have major health effects. However, they cause elevated pulse, which in people with underlying arteriosclerosis of coronary or cerebral arteries, it can precipitate heart attack or stroke. In patients with underlying psychiatric disease, hallucinogens can cause more serious psychotic reactions. ...Read more
Breast growth?Vitamine, fenugreek, dong quai, fennel seed, kelp, l-tyrosine, watercress, blessed thistle, dandelion, red clover, aloe vera, pueraria.M, sepiliftii
Shitaki mushrooms: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=122&tname=foodspiceGet a more detailed answer ›
Not to the mushroom: I'm sure the mushroom might be offended if it knew that it had such a bad rap with humans....but to answer your question, they are currently not used medicinally because of their high potential for abuse and addiction. They cause changes in mental status and cognition and therefore, I would advise against their use as harm can come to you or others while under their influence. Try rhubarb instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thunder god vine: Thunder god vine (tripterigium wilfordii) has a 2000 year history of use in chinese medicine, for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Some evidence points to benefit in rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.Com/lkd52gl and sle, nephritis, and even organ transplant. Some problems can be decreased bone mineral density http://tinyurl.Com/klct3b2 and others: http://tinyurl.Com/lmhpmh6. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oh, yes: "maitake" means "dancing" -- ancient japanese people apparently danced with joy when finding these mushrooms. For thousands of years, healers have used them in tonics, soups, teas, prepared foods, and herbal formulas to promote health and long life. Researchers are now studying the medicinal effects of mushrooms on the immune system, cancer, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Don't: That kind of stuff is like putting sand into the tank of your car! ...Read more
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?
It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more
Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more
I do not claim to be: Any type of expert on food supplement; however, from what i was informed, any benefits of garlic are obtained by eating fresh garlic from the clove. It is possible that any "good" chemicals in the garlic may be lost with the pickling process. ...Read more
Not entirely: As with many 'natural medicines', there are to date, no solid studies evaluating this fungus. Has been used in chinese medicine, under supervision of trained practitioners for years. Can decrease blood pressure (not good for those w nl bp, and thin the blood (not good for everyone). May interfere with chemotherapy for cancer. Please use only after consultation w/ a qualified provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take ginseng, vit d, k, calcium + capsicum supplements and cinnamon, dandelion, green, rosehip, chamomile and peppermint teas together?
Who knows?: Why would anyone have ever scientifically studied such a combination? Do so, as with all otc supplements, at your own risk. The only one that has been scientifically studied and has actual medical benefits without significant risks is the vitamin d. Calcium can't hurt. The rest are a waste of money and possibly health. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more
It depends: What mushroom, how much, in what context (the person taking it, age, medical conditions, why used etc) are all elements required to fairly answer that question. I don't think, however, just because something is psychodelic, it means it is bad for you, but that opinion is unfortunately not widely held in our current american culture. This brings up the legal concerns regarding use. ...Read more
Very safe: It is possible for people to react to anything and a small proportion of people might be allergic to medicinal mushrooms, but the vast majority of people will have a wide variety of health benefits. Host defense is an excellent product. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400053/are-mushrooms-good-for-your-health.Html. ...Read more
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