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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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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?

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

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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

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Help please! is chamomile tea good to lower blood pressure?

Help please! is chamomile tea good to lower blood pressure?

Chamomile: Although chamomile can be very relaxing & has many positive health benefits, I have not seen any literature that supports its use for treatment of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Sleepytime & tension tamer tea by celestial seasoning, any risks for high blood pressure or drug interactions?Ragweed allergy should I avoid chamomile

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

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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?

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?

Diovan (valsartan) and tea: The answer to your question is "Yes", it is safe. Remember that you are taking a diuretic, HCT. If you drink too much tea, or other fluid, you will counter act the diuretic effect of the HCT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

Do blood thinners really make your blood thinner?

No: Blood thinner is a colloquial term for anticoagulants that reduce the propensity of blood to clot. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Does someone need to be prescribed a blood thinner following an endarterectomy?

Maybe: It depends on the individual patient. Some people are very bad candidates for blood thinners because they have a history of ulcers, bleeds in the brain, etc. This choice should be discussed with the surgeon that does the endarterectomy. ...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


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