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Truth about hernbal remedy

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    tnkesaven is offline Yuva's of Penmai
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    Truth about hernbal remedy

    WExposing the truth about herbal remedies
    Most people assume herbal products to be safe and effective, while
    this may be true for some; it cannot and should not be generalized for
    all such remedies and treatments. Our predilection for herbal remedies
    probably stems from the deep rooted belief that anything that is
    natural will definitely work and if it doesn't, there wouldn't be any
    side effects at least. However, if this were true, Allopathy would
    have never existed. Moreover, contrary to popular perception if
    something is natural it doesn't necessarily will be side-effects-free.

    It has become quite fashionable to opt for herbal remedies but are you
    aware of the risks of relying on herbal remedies? Just like
    everything, herbal remedies too have their advantages and
    disadvantages. You might know the advantages, but are probably unaware
    of the implications of opting for herbal remedies.Here are some of the
    popular misconceptions about herbal remedies and treatments.

    They have no side effects

    While this statement holds true for some products, it is not wholly
    right to assume that all herbal products are devoid of side effects.
    In fact, you might be shocked to know about the side effects of some
    common herbal remedies.


    Neem is seen as a panacea, since it is believed to help in many
    conditions such as leprosy, intestinal problems, diabetes, gum
    diseases, liver problems and ulcers. However, the wonder product is
    sadly fraught with many side effects. Taking Neem during pregnancy can
    result in miscarriage. It is not advisable for children and infants.
    Other than causing diarrhea, vomiting and seizures it might lead to
    coma and even death.

    Those suffering from Auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis
    and rheumatoid arthritis should not consume Neem in any form,
    whatsoever. People who have undergone a surgery should avoid Neem, for
    it may hinder with the recovery process. It may also increase the risk
    of organ rejection in people who have just had an organ transplant.
    Neem is supposed to affect the fertility and sperm count and quality.
    Therefore, if you are trying to have children it would be best to
    avoid neem.


    Did you know that the humble papaya can cause a life threatening
    allergy known as anaphylaxis common in people who eat papaya often? If
    you happen to experience nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps after
    eating papaya, you might be dealing with this particular allergy so
    consult your doctor ASAP. Also, pregnant and breast feeding women
    should not eat Papaya because Papain, the enzyme found in it can be
    toxic to the developing fetus and a new born. If you are allergic to
    latex there is a high possibility that you might also be allergic to
    papaya as well.

    Bottle guards

    Perhaps, bottle gourds do not guard against diseases. Bottle guards
    owe their bitterness to cucurbitacins, a toxin that, if scientists are
    to be believed, can potentially kill humans. More the quantity of
    cucurbitacins, more will be the bitterness and thus more the chances
    of you becoming ill. Remember the case of Dr Sushil Kumar, a senior
    scientist at CSIR who died after consuming a glass of bottle guard
    juice in 2001?
    However, certain people advocate drinking bottle guard juice as they
    believe that it aids in digestion and overall health of a person.

    Green tea

    Agreed, green tea helps in weight loss but nobody seems to be aware of
    how much green tea is good for the health. Scientific studies suggest
    that drinking green tea can cause stomach problems. They are also
    blamed for causing Anemia in regular green tea drinkers. Green tea
    contains tannins that greatly reduce the absorption of iron from
    intestines. If you are on prescriptions it is best to avoid taking any
    external herbal supplements and if you still wish to, it would be wise
    to consult your doctor.

    Clove oil

    Most people swear by this one. But, other than the fact that clove oil
    contains a chemical known as eugenol that is believed to lessen pain,
    there is no concrete evidence of its efficacy. Also, it is believed
    that ingesting clove in large amounts can prove to be dangerous.

    They are safe for everyone
    Herbal remedies are not for everyone. They are not safe for pregnant
    women, people suffering from certain diseases, the aged and children
    below 2 years of age.
    They are scientifically tested
    Scientific studies conducted to determine the effectiveness of herbal
    products have yielded inconclusive results. Herbal remedies aren't
    exactly foolproof and certain herbal products might actually aggravate
    the condition.
    It is okay not to seek the advice of a doctor before opting for herbal

    Most people are of the belief that herbal remedies are so safe that
    they do not need to seek the advice of a doctor before trying them.
    You should always seek medical advice before going for herbal
    Most herbal remedies are quite over rated probably because they come
    with the tag of "being natural" and anything that is natural becomes a
    hit with the masses. But, it is always wise to think before you leap.
    So, the next time you think of opting for some herbal remedy be

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    Re: Truth about hernbal remedy

    Hi Kesavan sir!

    You have provided many unknown info, thanks.

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    Re: Truth about hernbal remedy

    unknown information Kesavan ......thanks......

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    Re: Truth about hernbal remedy

    Natural herbs and spices are being used all the time to treat many types of diseases, and ailments ranging from the body, mind and even spirituality. We even have natural herbal remedies for weight loss and hair loss.

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    useful info kesavan sir...............

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