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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Herbal Therapy
These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as
recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is
always advised to consult their own physician.
Lyssin Concerns [posted 11/24/98]
Question: I am concerned about medication "lyssin"
homeopathic doctor has prescribed for my 8 year old hyperactive son. His behavior is
worse, the doctor says this medication can take up to 90 days before we'll see results.
Answer: I doubt that you will see any effect.
Grape Seed to Strenghten Blood
Vessels [posted 11/11/98]
Question: I have read about and am considering taking grape seed OPC to strengthen
my blood vessels. Is there any conflicts with the medications that I am currently
Answer: This is the antioxidant effect of these foods and appear to have few
Can Ginseng Cause Hypertension
Question: I have a patient who takes gensing regularly. He is a very active (runs
25 mi/wk and lifts weights regularly) 35 year old male with no significant risk factors
for essential hypertension. Can ginseng (as it is considered a stimulant) elevate blood
Answer: Usually not.
Herbal Birth Control [posted
Question: Do you have an opiniosec the top ten herbal preparations being sold, and
would you sell them?
Answer: Sorry, I'm not a herbalist, wish I knew more.
Herbal Therapy for Digestion
Question: Is there any research involving Black Walnut or other herbs which help
aid in the relief of stomach and lower intestinal problems?
Answer: Unfortunately, I know little of herbal remedies, we get little/no
teaching. I'd check with other internet sites.
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