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Doctor insights on: Valerian Root And Chamomile As Blood Thinner

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Blood Thinners (Definition)

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


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Can i take Valerian Root while on blood thinners?

Can i take Valerian Root while on blood thinners?

No: Used as hypnotic-why anyone in their right mind would put this in their body escapes me. If you can't sleep try a warm glass of milk or a warm bath. This stuff has no constant formula-has some valeric acid and other alkaloids. ...Read more

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I am 6 months pregnant and i was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?

I am 6 months pregnant and i was wondering if a chamomile tea containing valerian root, passionflower and stevia leaf extract is safe?

Why?: Why would you want to take anything when you're pregnant, especially when you don't know what's in the supplement you're ingesting. Play it safe, don't experiment on your baby. There are no supplements (except those ordered by your ob) that are good and safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I tired chamomile,Valerian,melatonin,anti histamines,nothing worked. i cant sleep uninterrupted, i wake up 4-6 times within 7 hours of sleep.

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

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Will a sleep aid with melatonin, valerian extract, hops - humulus lupulus, passionflower, chamomile have any affect on the birth control pill?

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

Anticoagulant (Definition)

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


Dr. Randy Baker
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Herbal Supplements (Definition)

Herbal supplements are botanicals used to treat health conditions ...Read more