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What Is Manzanilla Tea Used For
Probably not: First, PLEASE do NOT try to induce labor if it is not yet your due date. When your baby is ready it will start the process. But if you're past your due date and uncomfortable various folk remedies may help. Manzanilla tea may help during labor but is not known to start it. See http://www.natural-pregnancy-midwife.com/ways-to-induce-labor.html & http://tinyurl.com/q6q3n2x for other ideas Good luck! ...Read more
Chinese herbs: can they be found/used in pill form, or is it important that they be made into teas?
Beware: Many (and in some communities most) "chinese herbs", which are unregulated, are not what they claim to be. You are buying you-don't-know-what, which may be a powerful pharmaceutical or even a deadly poison. ...Read more
Arnica tea: Arnica montana is a composite flower found in mountainous meadows. It was previously used as a tea or tincture, but it's no longer used in full strength internally because of potential toxicity. Homeopathically it's safe, and can be used for trauma with bruising ; swelling. The german commission e approved it for topical use -- it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic effects. ...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
God made it so: Many plants -- including grapes, tree bark, and tea -- contain tannins. These are the plant's self-protective compounds that counteract bacteria and fungi by interfering with their surface proteins. They also discourage herbivores from eating them, with that "puckery" effect on the mouth plus interfering with digestion. Adding milk to tea allows tannins to attack the milk, rather than your mouth. ...Read more