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I was diagnosed w/ scolisosis.Today used lotion that has bee venom, potentilla, comfrey, camphor, eucalyp good?
Not especially: Soy sauced tend to be loaded with salt which contributes to hypertension in some (not all) people. There's little magic in food choices. Health is more likely to come from a sensible, balanced diet, staying physically fit, and avoiding tobacco, illegal drugs, and excesses in alcohol use. ...Read more
I would not smoke it: Lobelia, which is sometimes called pokeweed, is smokable but i can't find reliable info on safety of smoking phytolacca & advise caution. Pokeweed is an interesting plant that can be toxic but also has potential medicinal uses. Phytolacca is used in folk medicine for cancer, rheumatism, dysentery, asthma & dermatitis. See http://varenya.Hubpages.Com/hub/the-pokeweed-beautiful-poisonous-and-useful. ...Read more
Several: Try a cream that has aloe and/or lanolin are the best. ...Read more
Don't do it!: You're probably trying to lose weight. Ma huang will give you racing heart (possibly arrhythmia), sweats, and other symptoms like you drank 10 cups of coffee. There is no easy way to lose weight. You have to do it the long, slow way with diet and exercise. Decrease your calorie intake and increase your calorie output. The weight will come off slower, but you won't have heart trouble to deal with. ...Read more
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fertilization is done with nitrogen rich chemicals not strictly poisonous but obnoxious and potentially allergenic. Best not to play around until the fertilizer is absorbed by watering the lawn or until the next rainfall. ...Read more
More likely pine nut: I have seen a fair amount of pesto allergy. Yes, life is sometimes unfair. Usually the problem is the nut. Traditionally pesto is made with pine nut. Commercially walnuts, a more common nut allergen, is used. I have also seen garlic and olive oil allergies. If the problem is truly the basil try substituting cilantro or spinach. Both are good. Bueno appetito. ...Read more
I started using Josie Marans organic pure 100% Argan oil as a night and day moisturizer. (That's what it's for) medically, is Argan oil beneficial?
Pycnogenol: No good evidence it is effective for anything. ...Read more
Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more
can aloe vera cause cancer? I have bought body butter from the brand dr. organic which is 100% organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice?
Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as soothing and cooling. Other Aloe plant parts taken by mouth has been report as having a major laxative effect. This is erroneously assumed to be a cause of "weight loss". In reality it is a loss of solid waste from the bowels. Better laxatives exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer