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Rooibos Side Effects
Generally safe: Unless used in excessive amounts, passion flower extracts are generally safe. Some patients may experience dizziness, confusion, sedation, and ataxia -- much more likely if also using CNS depressants like ambien, (zolpidem) benzodiazepines, etc. There was 1 reported case with nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and heart arrhythmia requiring hospitalization. Some passiflora species contain cyanogenic glycosides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more
Insomnia, jitters: Allegra d contains 2 drugs. Fexofenadine usually has few side effects, but can be drying to the nasal membranes and mouth, and can have side effects, so check further if you have some. The d portion, on the other hand, is sudafed, and it commonly causes jitters, insomnia, fast heart rate, nausea and headache. It can raise the blood pressure and cause arrhythmias. ...Read more
Yes they can...: Herbal drugs are not harmless like people commonly think. Most of them can cause side effects and also interact with other medications or foods as any other drug could. If you are planning on starting one please always consult with your doctor first. ...Read more
More sleep & weight: While numerous side-effects are possible with mirtazepine (remeron), as with all other antidepressants, by far the most common issues are sedation/sleepiness, and weight gain. These are so common that prescribers generally count on them -- as in using this medication when insomnia and lack of appetite accompany depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relates to beliefs: There are many claims made that certain teas can 'detoxify' and cleanse various organs of the body. There is no well done research that confirms or denies this. So, it really comes down to one's belief about whether or not something will help them feel healthier. Trust in the source of info can go a lot further than the product itself. I'm not aware of any significant side effects of teas. ...Read more
Drowsiness, delerium: This is used for the symptomatic treatment of parkinson's disease alone or with levodopa. Dose related side effects are common. Drowsiness, vertigo, headache, and dizziness occur in cns. High doses cause nervousness, agitation, anxiety, delirium, and confusion especially in older patients. Blurred vision, dry mouth, impaired sweating, abdominal discomfort, mydriasis and constipation also occur. ...Read more
Generally none.: Guyabano also known as soursop is a plant found in the caribbean. It contains the compound annonacin contained in the seeds of soursop that is a neurotoxin and it seems to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disease. The only way to get the disease is to consume large amounts of the seeds. ...Read more
Stimulant.: Contrary to what is on the label and marketing - dmaa is not a natural product and is not found in germaniums. It's been linked to deaths of us servicemen who had had heart attacks during training exercises after taking them. Side effects are same for other stimulants - palpitations, heart racing, elevated blood pressure. Avoid using supplements with dmaa! ...Read more
Can I use rooibos tea topically for skin and hair even though it has estrogen-like effects. Could topical use cause me to have estrogen dominance?
No, it doesn't: Rooibos tea is made from a different plant (aspalathus linearis -- a broom like member of the legume family) than regular tea (camellia sinensis). Theanine, is found in camellia sinensis -- from which green tea and others are made -- and certain mushrooms. Though it doesn't contain l-theanine, rooibos does contain other healthy polyphenols, flavonols, and antioxidants. And it tastes good too. ...Read more
Here are some...: An online search on the related concerns/subjects failed to find any potential adverse effects onto kidney; in fact, rooibos has been touted to have a strong antioxidant and antimutagenic effect. So, consume it in moderation in realizing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is still the core foundation of all healthcare. ...Read more
Is Rooibos Charcoal soap good for white patches on the face,because I got full white patches and it looks terrible.
It shouldnt: Rooibos tea is actually even used by some as a very weak muscle relaxant. However, that being said, if you do notice pain in muscles after every time you drink it, i would try to avoid it. You may have an unusual sensitivity to it (not a true allergy), but again, this is very unlikely. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Hi I'm 23 weeks and I've been getting conflicting information about drinking rooibos tea that contains cinnamon, rooibos, ginger root and clove. ?
Yes, its ok.: Rooibos or brush tea is from Southern Africa and has benefits to help with nervousness, digestive problems and allergies. There have been no studies on pregnant women using this tea but in moderation this tea is acceptable in pregnancy. It can be consumed in pregnancy. Ginger root helps with nausea so this is OK to consume when pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My two month baby girl keeps bringing up her breastmilk, formula milk, rooibos tea and water. What is the problem and what can I do to help her ?
Vomiting in infants: It may be from reflux or pyloric stenosi, you should tlk to your pediatician. Pyloric stenosis is usally more common in boys and first born babies. Allergies may be a cause as well. Sometimes there could be other causes as well and you shuld be able to have your pediatrician work up the baby and be able ot guide you. ...Read more
My five year old son has been complaining about an itchy back for months. Lotions, oil, even rooibos tea seem to help in the short term. No allergies?
Itchy back: If he has dry skin then he may have eczema which means you have to moisturize the skin regularly in order to control dryness and itchyness and flare ups of rash. He also may get itchy back from sweating, and the effects of artificial fabrics or wool clothing-try to but plain cotton shirts and rinse out detergents well. I wouldn't necessarily attribute allergies as a cause unless he has hives. ...Read more
I had rooibos tea for a month, and my breasts have grown, nipples swollen, gained 5 lbs, and bloating. Could tea cause hormonal problems? I'm virgin.
Rooibos tea: Rooibos tea has some estrogen like effects usually it is considered negligible and less than soy products but depending on your receptors it may have a more pronounced effect .. Would stop if for a 2 weeks and see if symptoms resolve.If not please f/u immediately with a doctor. have there been other dietary changes or lifestyle changes? f/u w/ doc ...Read more
After drinking coffee I feel bloated and nausea, burp and fart a lot, stopped coffee and drank rooibos with milk feels better but still fart n burp?
Febutaz?: Perhaps febutaz? This is a gout medicine that goes by the name uloric in the us and febutaz in india. Side effects include nausea, diarrhea, headache, joint aches, abnormal liver tests & rash. No relation to the medicine has been found but there is a coincidental higher incidence of cardiovascular blockage with heart attack and stroke in patients on this medicine. Report any concern to doctor. ...Read more
Yes: There are potential side effects to any drug. Your doctor or pharmacist can provide you with a package insert that tells you what to watch out for. A common side effect is breast growth (gynecomastia), and taking it can make it more difficult if you ever need cataract surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Diet coke has aspartame or sucralose, both of which are toxins. Sucralose kills bowel flora because it is chlorinated sugar. Aspatame causes seizure activity in susceptible individuals. It converts to formaldehyde in the body effectively embalming your brain and liver. Phosphoric acid leaches bone calcium. Artificial sweeteners interfere with hunger signals in the brain. Need more? ...Read more
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