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Valerian Root And Chamomile As Blood Thinner
I take a sleep aid at night. Valerian root, lemon balm, l-theanine, hops, chamomile, passion flower & melatonin. Do any of these thin my blood?
Interesting question: I can't help but wonder why you asked. Homeopathic doses of these herbal supplements should not thin your blood. ...Read more
Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more
Safe to take GNC Natra Sleep with zoloft (sertraline)? Natra sleep has Passion flower, lemon balm, valerian root, chamomile, and L- Theanine in it. Safe?
Should be ok: It should be ok to take two together - could not find interaction. ...Read more
I threw away the Ativan that the doctor gave me because it doesn't mix well with my other meds plus I don't want to get addicted, I drink tea every night for anxiety and I'm wondering which of these is the best- valerian root, kava, or chamomile?
See below.: It's great you decided to try less addictive ways to reduce your anxiety. Chamomile is probably the safest tea to help you relax. You may want to drink less if you take aspirin or another blood thinner with it. Valerian is helpful for sleep and anxiety, but it may cause insomnia, upset stomach and irregular heart beat in some people. Kava has been linked with a few reports of liver disease. ...Read more
I am 6 months pregnant and I was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?
Is passionflower ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 150mg, its a calm drink which has valerian, passionflower and chamomile in it? No harmful clashes?
I tired chamomile, Valerian, melatonin, anti histamines, nothing worked. I cant sleep uninterrupted, I wake up 4-6 times within 7 hours of sleep.
Forget natural: Bottom line is that so called "natural" or non regulated, non-pharmacological products are not going to work for you. You need a formal sleep study to see why you can't sleep. I know we have lost faith in our health care system because it is all about mak. Ing insurance companies rich, but the science goes on and science does have a solution for your problem. Lack of sleep is very bad. Get help ...Read more
I take 45 ml of propranalol daily. Can I take a supplement of: skullcap, passion flower, lemon balm, melatonin, chamomile, hops, valerian for rest?
Propanolol: Yes providing you are only taking that medication. Propanolol slows you down anyway. ...Read more
Will a sleep aid with melatonin, valerian extract, hops - humulus lupulus, passionflower, chamomile have any affect on the birth control pill?
Unknown: That's one of the problems with botanicals, there aren't any controlled studies with which to reference when it comes to drug interactions. I recommend you start with the birth-control and look for drug interactions on the package insert. Even with proper use of oral birth control pills there still is about 1% failure rate. ...Read more
Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions? Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile
No problem: I have not found any ingredient in these herbal tea which would cause hypertension. As for ragweed allergy, you are actually allergic to the airborne pollen and not to the flower itself. Even if the chamomile pollen in the flower cross-react with ragweed, it will be highly unlikely to cause you allergic symptoms given that the chamomile would have been subjected to processing and heating. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm on high blood pressure medicine (diovan (valsartan) hct).is it safe for me to drink chamomile tea everyday?
Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot.
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Risky: The tattoo in being injected by the machine into your dermis and causes some disruption and bleeding. The thinner in your case may lead to more bleeding than expected which I believe will also make the artist have a harder time placing the tattoo and seeing where they are injecting. ...Read more
Anti-platelet: Nsaids - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (motrin) an have a mild anti-platelet effect. Platelets are the cells that plug up cuts and then coagulation factors help seal and remodel the cut into a scar until healed. Nsaids are not designed or prescribed for anti-platelet effects like Aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel). Anti-coagulants such as warfarin or heparins are also different. ...Read more
It won't: Anticoagulants don't really "thin" the blood, they just make it harder for blood to clot. Employment drugs tests look for drugs of abuse, not anticoagulants. I am unaware of any false positive reports with these medications. ...Read more
Not a good idea: While there is no direct interaction between the active ingredient thc and what I assume you refer to as warfarin (blood thinner) the risk of injury and unintended bleeding increases with any substance that affects judgement, coordination, and balance which will happen with marijuana. So, no, I don't think it is ok, but that's just me. ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Erosive gastritis carries a bleeding risk with it. As such anticoagulants carry an increased risk....any anticoagulant. Making a decision regarding giving anticoagulation to a patient with an increased bleeding risk requires a risk to benefit evaluation. Your question needs to be discussed with your personal doctors relative to you and your situation and risks. ...Read more
Blood Thinner: You should not go without your blood thinner. So I need more information. Why would you not take your medicine? ...Read more
Any prescribed blood thinner does not wear down a blood clot in the majority of cases. Care to reply?
Body does it: There are 'clot dissolving' drugs which directly break up clots, but most traditional 'blood thinners' simply prevent additonal clot being laid down, while the body's natural defenses dissolve existing clot. ...Read more
Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more
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