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I am wondering if tulsi tea, made of indian basil, will affect any prescription or OTC drugs?

I am wondering if tulsi tea, made of indian basil, will affect any prescription or OTC drugs?

Yes: Tulsi can interact with blood thinners (coumadin/warfarin) or other meds that slow blood clotting (nsaids). Caution should thus be used if also taking garlic, gingko, omega-3 fish oils. Tulsi reportedly can interact with drugs used during surgery & cause bleeding complications. Definitely inform your docs if you are using this herb. ...Read more

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How much tulsi tea (indian basil) should I drink per day to help with depression and anxiety feelings?

How much tulsi tea (indian basil) should I drink per day to help with depression and anxiety feelings?

See the long answer: I am not aware of the constituents of tulsi tea, but the question which needs to be asked 1st is: what is the severity of the depressive episode? Some studies have indicated that certain herbal remedies - ex. St. John's wort - may be helpful ways to treat a mild depression, but antidepressant meds are more appropriate in the treatment of more severe episodes. ...Read more

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Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera? E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera?  E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

No: There are no known interactions between Lutera and holy basil. See http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/herbal-supplements/what-medications-interact-holy-basil & http://www.Rxlist.Com/drug-interactions/serious-index/levonorgestrel-ethinyl-estrad-oral.Htm. ...Read more

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Is tea good for me?

Is tea good for me?

Yes and no: The subject is controversial. There are many that state that the antioxidants and other substances in tea have health benefits and others that say that the benefits are only found in the lab, not in real life. Neither group can be proven completely true or false. The question of whether it is bad for YOU personally depends on your medical history and medications. ...Read more

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Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Hw gud is ginger tea for bp?

Not sure: Ginger has been reported to improve circulation ; help reduce blood pressure. However, i haven't actually read the studies on their effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it true that teas are abortive?

Tea and Pregnancy.: Nope. I do not know where this is coming from. Can you imagine that tea is used in almost all cultures in the world and babies continue to be born in the millions. ...Read more

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Is green tea healthy?

Is green tea healthy?

Yes: Various studies have shown that there are benefits. Here is some information: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea ...Read more

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How to make green tea?

How to make green tea?

It's pretty easy...: Get a teapot. Put in a pinch of green tea leaves. Add some boiling water (carefully!), and wait 10 minutes. Pour out some hot green tea into a cup. Wait for it to cool to the desired temperature. One can drink from the same teapot as the day goes by (the tea is fine at room temperature too). ...Read more

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