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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
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
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
Many good choices: Start with a good b complex, vit c & magnesium glycinate, citrate or taurate.Tulsi tea is great, as is valerian, skullcap, passionflower & hops.L-theanine is a good supplement, as is 5-htp. Different things work for different people so experiment, but don't forget exercise, a healthy diet rich in fruits & vegies & low in sugars, caffeine & fried foods. Practicing meditation daily usually helps a lot. ...Read more
Can tea be unhealthy if taken in large quantities? If yes, how much tea before it becomes unhealthy?
It depends on the : Type of tea. Some people may be adversely effected by 5 cups of black tea. ...Read more
Yes: Sweet ice tea is loaded with sugar so yes it is bad for you. Regular iced tea is not as bad; if you do it without sugar its fine or small amounts. Furthermore all caffeine is dehydrating so if trying to lose weight, this should be decreased and substituted with plain water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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