Do you take herbal supplements?

@snowy22315 (140184)
United States
August 4, 2022 8:45am CST
I have about 30 or so, but I don't take them on a daily basis.Some I take when I think of it like COQ10 for one.A couple actually I have used with the cat or the previous cats,,that have healing properties or are anti viral. I have a big book of herbs here, and I will look at it sometimes to read about one I might be interested in. I like to know what they all do. I have ad here on mylot for some. Some I know what they do, others like Feverfew not sure. It is fun to research herbs and see what they do. Western medicine doesn't know everything, and some medicines can be quite harsh. I think herbs can be good for preventive wellness.
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• Kenya
4 Aug
I took them a while ago for treatment
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Did they work for you?
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• Kenya
4 Aug
@snowy22315 yes they did even for my sister it worked
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
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@Juliaacv (68265)
• Canada
5 Aug
This is a very interesting topic in my opinion. We have always used what were called tried and true measures, old practices not necessarily herbs. Browned flour for a baby with diaper rash, ginger for tummy ailments and beef liver if you are having weak (iron deficiency) spells. I don't have any books on the topic, although I always scour old book stores when I have the time to visit one. One day I will find something.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
Oh yes, ginger and turmeric are very good for you. Garlic is another thing which of course you can buy encapulated. Didn't you say last year, you were taking milk thistle?
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@Juliaacv (68265)
• Canada
5 Aug
@snowy22315 Yes, I do take milk thistle for my liver. And there's a vitamin that I have to take to go along with it, its either D or E, I cannot remember which.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
@Juliaacv Ohh, hmm I guess you will have to look at the bottle..
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@oahuwriter (24412)
• United States
5 Aug
Yes, I take herbal supplements. A few are fenugreek, garlic, coq10, white willow bark, tart cherry, grape seed, bilberry, bitter melon and noni. I feel good taking herbs, for as we age, we just don't produce enough nutrients we need and some fight diabetes 2. Thus I get supplements.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
Willow bark was orignally used for asprin. Cinnamon is another one good for diabetes.
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@oahuwriter (24412)
• United States
6 Aug
@snowy22315 Yes, but, it elevates body temperature too, thus winter time, many add cinnamon to food & drinks. Myself, I'm warmer type, love cool temperature, so though cinnamon anti diabetes, I can't tolerate it. I instead have tumeric & black pepper for anti diabetes. Thanks though!
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
6 Aug
@oahuwriter It elevates body temp that much? I woulndn't think those capsules you could buy would do that.
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@DaddyEvil (86682)
• United States
4 Aug
I have before but when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, the endocrinologist told me to stop. He didn't want anything interfering with the prescribed medication for it. (He consulted with my general practitioner over the other prescribed medications I'm taking.) A few days ago, while at the endocrinologist's office, his assistant told me to buy selenium dietary supplement and start taking one tablet a day. (Apparently, selenium is a trace mineral we normally get from various dietary sources but I'm not getting enough... they think. This is an experiment.)
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
I hope it works for you. I have heard of selenium, but it is one I don't know anything about.
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@DaddyEvil (86682)
• United States
4 Aug
@snowy22315 We had to look it up. It's supposed to help with the regulation of the thyroid. The assistant suggested it to help with the swollen eyes. (So far, nothing has helped with that.) Thank you.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
@DaddyEvil Well, I hope something will kick in and help,.
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@LadyDuck (399736)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
I have some good books about herbs, one is 150 years old, difficult to read because they used strange character sets in the past. I know what some herbs heal, but not all. I do not take herbal supplements.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
This book I have is maybe 20 years old. It is fun to look at.
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@LadyDuck (399736)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
@snowy22315 I bought that old book 50 years ago in Italy. It was in an old book store, it was expensive but it looked too interesting not to buy it.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
@LadyDuck It's a shame you can't read it properly.
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@aninditasen (7494)
• Raurkela, India
4 Aug
In India Ayurvedic treatment use herbs and I take Ayurvedic medicine when I am not well.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Yes, they can be good for a number of things.
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• Raurkela, India
5 Aug
@snowy22315 They are good for all kinds of ailments. My Ayurvedic doctor can treat cancer patients.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
@aninditasen It would be interesting to see how they did against those treated with conventional meds. I bet they have done some clinical studies like that.
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
I don't take herbal supplements but only because I don't know much about any of them. I know some swear by them and I'm sure they can be very helpful, if taken in the right quantities.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
Yes, and by a quality manufacturer
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@JudyEv (282631)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
@snowy22315 That would be very important for sure.
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@RubyHawk (66602)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Aug
No, I don’t. Herbs might not go well with my prescription medication. .
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
5 Aug
Yes, you should check with your doctor before consuming.
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@RubyHawk (66602)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug
@snowy22315 yes, if you take other medication you should always check with your doctor.
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@Kandae11 (46844)
4 Aug
" Back to Eden" , a book on herbs and natural treatments started me on the road to losing weight which l have never regained . l went from 180 lbs to 115 - 120.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Hey, good for you! What herbs did you take for weight loss? I would like to follow that regimen.
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@Kandae11 (46844)
4 Aug
@snowy22315. I did not take any herbs. The book recommended a complete Change of eating habits which l follow faithfully - and l will never regain those pounds.
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@JimBo452020 (42614)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Aug
I suppose it is a herbal supplement I use.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Yep, I think so
@CarolDM (187092)
• United States
4 Aug
I only take Vitamin D3.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
That is a good one.
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• United States
4 Aug
I just started takin Bio Flex and hoping it helps my knees. Other than that I don't take any herbal supplements.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Glucosamine Chondroitn can be good for problems like that, as well as Chitosan made from oyster shells. Years ago, I used to wake up every morning with a stiff ankle. I took like one dose of GC, and never had the issue again. It was uncanny how well it worked, it could have been a coincidence, but I really don't think so.
@RebeccasFarm (66821)
• United States
4 Aug
I am only taking sea buckthorn right now to heal my mucous membranes from the illness. It seems to help. I am not sure though.
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
Hey if it helps, use it. Many doctor's take CoQ 10 as it enhances heart function and helps eliminate cancer causing free radicals.
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4 Aug
You must have very expensive wee as they say as most comes out straight away - I take cod liver oil and occasionally other things when I have them , but dont have a regular supply.I started eating the peel off my oranges because its supposed to be good for you ....it seems most unpleasant things are good lol
@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
That's a weird comment.
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4 Aug
@snowy22315 not really its what the experts say , because most supplemnts are not needed so you have to wee them out
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@snowy22315 (140184)
• United States
4 Aug
@58lordstreet It depends on your point of view, maybe not necessary, but helpful for certain things. Again, although a fruit, tart cherry juice for instance helps eliminate gout attacks.
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