Patient discussion about herbalism

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Q. herbal supplement

is there a herbal supplement,for premature ejaculation,
AHerbal supplements don't work wonders, so don't buy anything people are trying to sell you.. I am not familiar with a supplement that can help with premature ejaculation. Sorry.

Q. I don’t have any idea about herbal medicine.

Hi! My 7 years old daughter is suffering from asthma and this gets severe with cold. I would like to know, is there any herbal medicine or syrup that my daughter can take for her asthma and cold. I don’t have any idea about herbal medicine. Thank You.
A1HELLO JUSTIN,their is herbal meds out there,to help people from getting a cold,because when a person with asthma-gets a cold,it will bring on a attack. once an asthma attack starts,you have to use conventional meds.bronchodilators(inhalers)-steroids-methylxanthines-and sometimes oxygen. Herbal meds work slower than conventional meds-you cant use them for a disease like asthma,because time is everything when a person has and asthma attack,because no one can predict how long an attack will last---my suggestion to you is to find a pulmonologist(DR).--not a regular dr. IF you can keep your child from getting a cold--from being around dust in the house-smoke--fumes,and some odors--an asthma attack can start from exertion(exercise-induced asthma)---foods/wine-some dyes found in candy(yellow dye)--aspirin some cheeses--spores-pollens,animal danders.If you decide to try herbal meds(PLEASE)check with your DR. first------mrfoot56
A2I’m 29 and I had asthma at my younger age. My mom took me to so many doctors but nothing really worked for me. At last my mom tried with herbal and she got success. I’m well now. But you have to get herbal meds only by the doctor and don’t try of your own.

Q. Can herbal medicine help for this and how much?

I am diabetic for the past 3 years and I am taking glimeprimide for long. The moment I find my blood glucose level down I stop taking glimeprimide but soon my glucose jumps up to danger levels. I am fed up with this and I can’t control on my diet....can herbal medicine help for this and how much?
A1actually herbal medicine can be that helpful, but unfortunately there is lack of valid studies of most herbal medication knowledge. I'm not saying that herbal medicine cannot help, but a lot of doctors don't aware or don't know about the good of herbal medicine.

i will suggest you to consult with your internist for that, but if you believe that herbal medicine can help you, try that. but it for start, cannot replace your glimepiride. slowly but sure, when you improve your diabetic level (by regularly checking your blood glucose level), you can discuss that progress with your doctor.

Good luck, and stay healthy always..
A2Dietary management and exercise for diabetic is very important my friend. Please take care of this as herbal medicine will cure for sure but they are slow to start and progress and can’t wait on if your blood glucose fluctuates. Glimeprimide or any other such medicine only control diabetes and does not cure it. You know even some doctors who have diabetes, have taken cure from herbal medicines.

Q. Which HERBAL medicine will increase my memory?

I am reporter working for a familiar news channel with reputed name. The management trusts my words because I am very good in my memory. But for the past few months I am facing some memory loss and took some English medicine which is not much effective. So now I like to change my medication. Which HERBAL medicine will increase my memory?
A1Yes, Macska - I actually heard that that helps your memory a lot. Also math problems.
A2Or you can learn long poems, it is useful too.
A3Great answer Lixurion. So happy to see you are back and helping others again. I wanted to add that you can also consult with Dr. Malinksy which has a lot of experience with memory issues at

Q. In what way the herbal drugs are safer when compared to their single active ingredients?

A1What makes the difference is the presences of different constituents of plant materials which makes them more balanced when compared to isolated plant ingredients and is less likely to cause side-effects and the herbs are prescribed in different combination thus they balance each other.
A2Daron, "single active ingredients" of what?

Q. I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug.

I am worried about the allergic reactions I had from the Chinese herbal drug that I took for my arthritis…..are these safe?
A1Many people have some type of reaction to either a drug and even a supplement. You can check with your doc to get tested to see what your sensitivities are. Regarding arthritis, no milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, anything with milk for starters, AVOID like the plague! Suagr consumption too will raise hell with it. There is a product that someone I knew took, called, "Cell Guard" which he bought at a health food store or Whole Foods. After a couple of months, he was pain free. Its worth a try! Cell Guard is made with SOD or "superoxide dismutase"
Studies have shown that SOD can play a critical role in reducing internal inflammation and lessening pain associated with conditions such as arthritis! Check it out! Let me know how you do!
A2i like your answer freebr--this herbal medicine thing,it works to make your system stronger to fight disease-and maybe slow down the progession of a disease--BUT if you are trying to get rid of the symtoms of a disease like arthritis IT WILL NOT WORK.alot of people love herbal meds,but they can not cure themselves with it -- i know im going to get e-mails for saying this but herbal meds ar more hype than anything else because of the media.the best way to fight arthritis is to find out what type of arthritis you have, there are over 60 types of the disease)learn how to modify your activity--go to a rheumatologist(DR). food plays a part in this disease also.If you still like herbal meds tell your DR what you are doing,and last of all be careful what you here in the media about super cures,THERE IS NO SUPER CURE FOR ANYTHING,THESE PEOPLE PRAY ON THE SICK,because people will try anything to fill better.mrfoot56---peace
A3The allergic reaction associated with herbal medicines is due to unprocessed drug or when you take it yourself, as generally we do without any prescription. There exist some allergic reaction from the arthritis drug, but if you take from your drug prescriber, it will be followed on the lines of after effects they have on different type of patients.

Q. Which of these meds are better and without any side effect, chemical medicine or Chinese herbal medicine.

Hi, I want to know which of these medicines are better and without any side effect, chemical medicine or Chinese herbal medicine. Can herbal treat all diseases?
A1Hi rohan this question always get me going;;CHINESE MED ARE USED MORE FOR PREVENTION,and like BRANDON said most drugs are made from plants?and ther is NO such thing as a med without side effects.natural is not always true,and herbal refers to (plants).If you have a diseace there is no quick cure,most diseases are controlled by meds---dont be fooled by the HYPE--mrfoot56--peace
A2it always makes me wonder this question. why people think that if something is "natural" it doesn't have side effects? calling something "herbal" doesn't make it safe. there are plants that can kill you very fast with a very small amount. in fact- there are many drugs that come from plant- morphine, aspirin and more. if you take a herbal poition with the aspirin active material in it- it won't have side effects if taken in great amount?
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