Lance Kennedy wrote:Incidentally, tell your mother not to use kava kava. Serious side effect. Liver failure in a significant number of patients. I have had a lot of contact with Fiji and Fijians. It is widely used there as a recreational drug. Lots of health problems result.
ShellyD99 wrote:.... This is important because there's supposedly some vein under your tongue that all your body's circulated blood reaches ...
kebod wrote: Being a skeptic is good. Being an open minded skeptic is even better.
ShellyD99 wrote: some vein under your tongue that all your body's circulated blood reaches
ShellyD99 wrote:About this being "simple enough to try," I have an idea...My mom told me some guy did the swishing bit with oil, then spit it out onto his grass (for some reason) and the grass died from his body's toxins.
So I told my mom to give me some of her oil, and I'd do an experiment. You know, with one square of control grass (now would I put nothing on that, or the un-pulled oil?) and one area I spit the toxic oil on.
Kitiara wrote:I can't see oiling your teeth making them feel clean, I doubt you will ever get the taste out of your mouth.
Philosophical Skeptic wrote:Lance Kennedy wrote:Incidentally, tell your mother not to use kava kava. Serious side effect. Liver failure in a significant number of patients. I have had a lot of contact with Fiji and Fijians. It is widely used there as a recreational drug. Lots of health problems result.
Does it do that to everyone or just people with certain conditions? It's concerning to me since I use it sometimes to help get to sleep, isn't all that powerful on me, though.
Lance Kennedy wrote:Philosophical skeptic.
Re kava kava side effect.
Two determining factors.
1. Dose. How much do you take.
2. Individual susceptibility.
Lots of people take heaps for years and never seem to be affected, so it is not 100% sure. However, I think it is best not to take any.
ShellyD99 wrote:I'm sure there were mistakes in carrying this out, it was not exactly under laboratory conditions, etc. But I had a patch of un-pulled oil, a patch of pulled oil (I hated swishing that stuff for 20 minutes!) and, um, the spitty patch. Not sure even now what that was quite for. But it seemed like a good idea.
So a couple days later, none of the grass is dead. None. If anything the oily grass looked a little greener, probably because of oily residue or something. So from my humble POV it looks like this myth is busted.
mater deum wrote:In TCM they use oil in the mouth to make the gallbladder release more bile. (Swish, don't swallow) This would be helpful if you had overindulged and didn't feel well after eating a greasy, rich meal. Does it actually work? I don't know.
mater deum wrote:How do you know that it doesn't work, Nero?
mater deum wrote:I had a Chinese friend once who introduced me to a certain tea. I had told her that I usually feel awful after eating rich foods (we lived in France and it was hard to avoid eating rich foods and lots of cheese.) She showed me where to shop for this certain tea. I drank a cup after every 'offending' sort of meal and it really did work. It settled my stomach pain (better than ginger tea or peppermint tea.) I wish I could remember the name. It was some sort of TCM herbal concoction.
Kitiara wrote:I would assume that a knowledgeble person would not insist on making the same mistake day after day, and week after week.
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