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Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient(s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. ...Read more

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I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

I'm taking Temazepam for insomnia. Is it safe to also drink a herbal tea containing Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Balm & Linden Flowers beforehand?

Yes: There should be no significant increase in sleepiness or ability to awaken in AM. If you are concerned , you may try to take or drink on the weekend when you are not going to work to make use you will be okay. ...Read more

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Is tiger balm good for foot corn removal?

Is tiger balm good for foot corn removal?

I do not believe: So, file with an emory board and apply moisturizer. See a podiatrist who can offer you a more permenant solution. ...Read more

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Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Could I use carmex coldsore as a lip balm or chapstick?

Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much of this valerian pill should I take. It has 450 mg valerian and 100 mg proprietary herb blend (hops, passion flower, lemon balm)?

How much of this valerian pill should I take. It has 450 mg valerian and 100 mg proprietary herb blend (hops, passion flower, lemon balm)?

None at all: You list conditions of "fatigue" and "dizziness" in your clinical findings. With these existing problems, I do not recommend taking valerian at all. ...Read more

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What to do if someone gets balm ( used for headache) into their eyes..?? Is that harmful?? It was a balm named zandu balm..

What to do if someone gets balm ( used for headache) into their eyes..?? Is that harmful?? It was a balm named zandu balm..

Irritation: Many headache balms have ingredients similar to menthol, which can burn and sting the eyes. Flushing with saline can help clear the chemical a little faster, and cool compresses can reduce inflammation. Fortunately, this is more painful than dangerous in most cases. ...Read more

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What inexpensive, non-prescription chemical has good antibacterial properties?

Depends where used: For external use (skin) either isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or hydrogen peroxide has antimicrobial properties. Internally, there are some natural antibacterial sugar alcohols, particularly xylitol. However, i would not say these can be used to treat infections. ...Read more

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Will Prozac (fluoxetine) interact with herbal teas such as lemon balm, passion flower, linden flowers, kava, ashwagandha, jujube and valerian?

Will Prozac (fluoxetine) interact with herbal teas such as lemon balm, passion flower, linden flowers, kava, ashwagandha, jujube and valerian?

Check each one out: You can use an interaction checker when you have questions about drug interactions with herbal or natural medications. Here is one example: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/search.aspx?s=nd&pt=7 ...Read more

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Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Can i drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile,lemon balm ,and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read more

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Can propolis balm help with psoriasis?

Can propolis balm help with psoriasis?

Propolis: Traditionally, propolis is used as an antibiotic and a stimulant of the immune system, therefore reducing the occurrence and severity of colds and flue and very popular in the treatment of throat infections. Propolis from the beehive is known to increase resistance to infection and illnesses and is widely recognised as a preventative supplement. There are reports that propolis can help psoriasis. ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read more

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Is it ok to use herb pharm original salve & or neem suva skin salve for pain, dry skin?

Is it ok to use herb pharm original salve & or neem suva skin salve for pain, dry skin?

Too many skin creams: Nobody knows the answer, because there are thousands and thousands of over-the-counter skin creams being sold all over the world. People put all sorts of herbal extracts, natural chemicals, and man-made chemicals into them, and claim they all do great things... But rarely is there any good human research testing done. So, if one has been using a cream and seeing benefits, it "may" be ok to use. ...Read more

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Can we apply zandu balm for soar throat?

Can we apply zandu balm for soar throat?

May be: There is no harm in doing so as long as it gives you relief. Steam and salt water gargle works best for sore throat. ...Read more