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NO!!!: Most herbal medicines are quite safe but wormwood is not one of them! there are several varieties of wormwood, but this usually refers to artemesia absinthium. It has a long history of folk use for treating worms, dyspepsia & fever but it has the potential to cause seizures, hallucinations, kidney failure & miscarriage. See www.Drugs.Com/npp/wormwood.Html & hit the tap button to see my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food borne illnesses: Food either at home or in a restaurant should be hygienically prepared and consumed. Food handlers should not touch food with bare hands, use gloves. All vegetables and meat should be thoroughly washed. Especially in restaurants, if employees use rest rooms, they should be instructed to wash their hands thoroughly. If any of the employees have gastroenteritis, they should not work. ...Read more
Great caution: This depends on which ayurvedic medicine as there are many. The most common ayurvedic medicine for constipation is triphala; some websites say it should be avoided in pregnancy as its "downward flowing" energy could trigger a miscarriage or premature birth. Others say it's safe to use during pregnancy in small doses.I advise avoiding most herbs in the first trimester.Small amounts may be ok later. ...Read more
No safety info.: Kankunis herbal slimming tea is made in the philippines by diamond laboratories inc., a leading medium-sized pharmaceutical, medical and health products company there, but may not be of the same quality like the herbal teas made in the us.It contains senna (a laxative), shiu sen tea ; malvae as per label. There is no safety information available. ...Read more
Safe Y, Effective No: Lots of publicity on green tea, starting with dr oz. There is no evidence that it will help your weight loss or cure any medical problem. On the other hand its safe. Personally, i can see no reason to waste money on these products. You energy and money is best spent avoiding bad foods and finding healthy one. ...Read more
East and West: This is an Ayurvedic herbal rasayana formula and you really need to ask your Eastern practitioner about how to (if at all) combine it w/ Western medications. W/ some it may be fine - w/ others not. Be specific when you ask. Your Western Dr is less likely to know about this but you can ask them too. Best! ...Read more
Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money. ...Read more
In moderation..: There are many types of green teas andt in general ok to use in moderation. Unfortunately, there are not many research studies to identify the adverse effects, especially in combintation with other meds. So, if you are using any otc supplements, please inform your doc so that he/she can assess and provide best treatment/meds for you if needed..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably, however...: In one study of 206 women who took echinacea during pregnancy there was no evidence that it was hazardous, but i recommend avoiding all herbs and medicines if possible during the first trimester if possible to err on the side of caution. The safest treatment i know of during the first trimester is homeopathic medicine. See comment for more info. ...Read more
Dandelion capsules 500 mg as mild diuretic alternative safety during breastfeeding not pregnancy?maximum safe dose?
Better not use it: Although it's an herb, it is still a medicine, safety isn't established in pregnancy or during breastfeeding. It still interacts with other medicines. If you really need a water pill for a medical reason, why not ask your doctor about it. Please don't self medicate, check this link for more information, wish you and your baby wellness, http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-706-dandelion.aspx?activeingredientid=706& ...Read more
No proven value: Naturopaths peddle potions that are made under unregulated conditions with no guarantee of potency, composition or purity. Many contain adulterants that can be dangerous or toxic and most are useless fillers. There are no clinical trials of these products. Save your money and work with your regular physician and a good exercise therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some maybe, some no: This is a very broad question, because so many substances are said to be "diet pills". Some may also contain substances not listed on the label, as my colleague suggests. Recently, one called "japan rapid weight loss diet pills green" was found to contain phenolphthalein -- a cancer-causing agent not approved for the us market. A good review source is: www.Consumerlab.Com take care out there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vitamin B12 supplement be taken along with PCECV rabipur ARV? is there any precaution to be taken during anti rabies shot?(food wise/Drug wise)?
Yes: You can take Vit B12 with your anti-Rabies vaccine Rabipur. There are no special precautions of foods or otherwise, required while completing the series of shots. Just take them on time as advised by ur physician. ...Read more
Advise against: University of Maryland Medical Centers (USA) advise pregnant women not to ingest turmeric. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric ...Read more
My S.G.P.T. level is found on test 95. And I am feeling pain in my hole body. Can you please help me for the precaution. what foods I can take?
Find cause: Before a treatment or plan can be recommended the cause of the liver sickness must be diagnosed. ...Read more