Just because herbs are natural substances doesn't mean that they can be used indiscriminately.
Herbs can be strong medicine.
Before trying any herbal remedy,
be sure that you know what it does,
how it is used, and any possible side effects.
Never exceed the recommended dose.
A doctor should monitor the use of
any medicinal herb,
making sure it does not conflict with medications already prescribed,
and will not worsen conditions already known.
Also, the sensitivity
or allergic reaction
can best be handled by a doctor.
As a general rule,
new medical problems can occur from ingesting
but the potential for an allergic or toxic reaction is always there.
In addition, about 1% of all plants
Therefore, it is not recommended that people gather their own
herbs unless they are skilled botanists.
Pregnant women should take herbs only under the direction of a knowledgeable physician or midwife.
Some herbs are contradicted in certain diseases and/or conditions.
Parents should check with a qualified health care practitioner
before giving herbs to children.
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Used as a reference; not as a means of diagnosis
and/or treatment, it can act as a guide, but only with the cooperation
and advise of medical supervision.
It is not within the scope of this or any collection of information
obtained from this site to perform the medical
duties of the health care profession.
Think of the body as a test tube in a chemistry lab.
Anything that is put into that test tube, or taken out, will cause a reaction.
If the reaction is desirable, fine.
But if it is not desirable, it should be changed with the help of medical advice.
Even water causes a change in body chemistry.
Some people think that herbal tea is good, simply because it is a natural
This is not only foolish, but dangerous.
Every herbal tea should be weighed against possible complications, side effects, etc.
before taking on a daily basis.
Everyone knows that a great many modern day medications originated
Even aspirin was originally discovered from willow tea.
The herbs in herbal teas should be known and checked against any medication,
whether by prescription or over-the-counter,
for compatibility and/or side effects.
Sometimes taking herbal tea indiscriminately
can cause unwanted or unnecessary conditions or illnesses, even death. Always consult medical advise before using herbal tea or herbs in any form.
As already stated, herbs are powerful drugs.
They should always be used with care
and under medical supervision.