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What Are The Dangers Of Sassafras Tea
Sassafras: Sassafras can slow the nervous system down meaning you could get drowsy and sleepy which could help your headache however there are no clinical trials for the use of sassafras in the treatment of headaches. Sassafras oil can be deadly as well so not one that I would recommend. ...Read more
Cilantro: This leaf comes from the coriander plant and means 'bedbug' in greek. Used by hippocrates as a medicinal substance. There are no obvious contra-indications or toxicities to its use, as long as it is used in moderate amounts and you know where the product came from. Using cilantro in food is much better. ...Read more
Hi:), I've been drinking laxative teas everyday for the past month 2xs a day, what are the dangers in that?
"Cathartic colon": Laxative teas typically contain an "irritant" agent that can make your colon "floppy" & result in dependency--the more irritant laxative you use the more dependent you become on it. There is often a risk as well of melanosis coli--pigmenting of the colon lining. Examine your reasons for drinking this brew--stop it if just to lose weight; see a doctor if you have a real problem with constipation. ...Read more
It doesn't and isn't: Red Raspberry leaf tea MAY help build up Uterine and Pelvic muscle tone, improving the Labor experience. Also, taking the tea in moderation from the 2nd trimester on can provide Vit. C, Vit. B, Vit. B and Magnesium, all essential for pregnant women. Studies have not found this tea to bring Labor on at all. It is not advised to use more than 1 cup/day in the first trimester, if at all. Ask OB. ...Read more
Overstimulated: Decaf still has some caffeine and 15cups is too much. Decaffeinated drinks can dehydrate you causing fatigue, palpitations, and difficulty losing weight. For every oz of decaf you still need1oz of water to hydrate your body. Stop the addiction. You will feel so much better after 1 week of serious withdrawal. ...Read more
Rosemary tea helps in anxiety or is this myth? I had gastritis and I was cured, it is still dangerous?
Its safe to drink chamomile tea any dangerous side effect how many times should I drink chamomile tea?
Always in moderation: Chamomile has a calming/relaxing effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will Yogi Detox tea harm me, or possibly cleanse me a little bit? Are there any health benefits to Herbal detox tea or is it dangerous or a waste?
Waste of time:
There is no clinical evidence that "cleansing" has any medical benefit. Although, generally not harmful, herbal medicines can contain high levels of dangerous materials or adversely contain almost nothing at all. The thought of cleansing comes from the notion that stool is dirty. However, your colon doesn't absorb anything but water and "toxins" cannot be absorbed.
Short answer: A waste of time. ...Read more
How often can I drink licorice tea? It's really helping my stomach but I've been reading it's dangerous to have to much.
Be careful: DGL, deglycirrhinated licorice can soothe, heal stomach. Regular licorice can cause excess adrenal hormones (when taken in excess,). unlikely that a cup a day would cause problems. ...Read more
Is drinking 60oz distilled water a day dangerous? I am doing the Jillian Michaels Detox for 7 days (lemon, cranberry, dandelion root tea)is it safe?
In context.: Drinking 60 oz of water (doesn't have to be distilled) is adequate for hydration. That amount of water, in general, doesn't have any health effects as long as you're healthy otherwise (no kidney disease, &c). However the "detox" plan & its duration isn't generally advisable. Detox is nutritionally deficient & you can get electrolyte problems. Check w/ your doctor before starting any "fad" diets. ...Read more
I poop right after I eat. And it's in a watery consistency. Should I be concerned? And are leptin slimming coffee/tea dangerous or harmful?
Herbals watery BM: Did the diarrhea start after starting the teas or before? Leptin teas are not leptin a hormone that regulates hunger but herbal blends. :caffeine, green tea, EGCG, yerba, .Lots of green tea, EGCG (>600 mg /day) is associated with liver harm. Yerba, a caffeine s can increase anxiety, BP. Irregular HR, stomach upset. For diarrhea check gb, H pylori, stop herbals, food diary f/u w/doc ...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
Check label: Some herbal teas (mother's milk tea, for example) are not recommended in pregnancy because they are thought to cause uterine activity. Also be sure if you drink tea that has caffeine, you limit yourself so that you are having the caffeine equivalent of a small cup of coffee daily. ...Read more
Yes and no: The subject is controversial. There are many that state that the antioxidants and other substances in tea have health benefits and others that say that the benefits are only found in the lab, not in real life. Neither group can be proven completely true or false. The question of whether it is bad for YOU personally depends on your medical history and medications. ...Read more
It's pretty easy...: Get a teapot. Put in a pinch of green tea leaves. Add some boiling water (carefully!), and wait 10 minutes. Pour out some hot green tea into a cup. Wait for it to cool to the desired temperature. One can drink from the same teapot as the day goes by (the tea is fine at room temperature too). ...Read more
See below: Most slimming teas contain senna which is a natural herb used as a stool softener, including in hospitals to treat constipation. The way it works is to clean out your gut. You should use it sparingly (like a few times a week max) to avoid diarrhea, water loss, and electrolyte depletion. It's just one part of a multi-prong approach to weight loss. It will not work by itself. ...Read more
Overhyped: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has diuretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you. ...Read more
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