Smoking mint leaves improves blood circulation and relaxes nerves, says Organic Facts. Smoking peppermint leaves clears the lungs and respiratory passages and can make breathing easier.Know More
Smoking mint, or other herbs that do not contain nicotine may be useful in helping individuals quit smoking tobacco, according to Organic Facts. The sensation of inhaling smoke is still enjoyed, without the negative, addictive properties of nicotine.
Smoking any substance has negative side effects, according to The New York Times. Inhaling smoke from the combustion of any product, whether herbal or tobacco, exposes the smoker to numerous tars and other cancer-causing chemicals and harmful gases like carbon monoxide. However, because herbal products contain no tobacco or nicotine they can be sold to minors and they do not have to print warning labels about the health risks on their packaging.
Smoking an herb known as "magic mint," a slang name for Salvia divinorum, can cause hallucinations, according to NBC News. Salvia divinorum is a member of the sage family that has been used for centuries by shamans in religious and spiritual ceremonies. Salvia is legal in the United States and Canada and produces mind-altering, psychoactive effects. Mint herbs like peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen do not have psychoactive properties.Learn more about Side Effects
The use of coenzyme Q10 has been known to lower blood pressure and lessen the effect of other drugs, including those that treat chemotheraphy, according to WebMD. CoQ10 supplements should not be used during pregnancy, when breast feeding or before and after surgery.Full Answer >
Many claims state that aspartame consumption leads to headaches, indigestion, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, dizziness and mood disorders, but as of 2014, the American Cancer Society states there is no scientific evidence available to support the validity of these assertions. Aspartame does not pose a threat to the health of people unless they suffer with phenylketonuria. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers aspartame to be safe.Full Answer >
Whey protein cannot cause any side effects in both children and adults when taken in the correct amounts, as stated by Mayo Clinic. However, it can lead to several side effects if overused. This includes bloating, tiredness, increased bowel movements, cramps, nausea, tiredness, thirst and loss of appetite.Full Answer >
The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide explains that the expiration date stamped on a medication does not indicate that the medication is unsafe. In fact, many medications are still safe to use even 10 years after expiration, producing no additional effects.Full Answer >