Herbal Rx: What You Should Know About Herbal Remedies
Herbs are natural substances but many contain drug-like
properties. You must use herbs with respect, discipline, and guidance
from your licensed physician as they interact differently with
other drugs or simple medications like aspirin.
Before trying any herbal complex, be sure that you know what it
does, how it is used, and be aware of any possible side effects.
Never exceed the recommended dose. Some herbs are not recommended
for certain diseases and/or conditions. Your doctor should monitor
the use of any medicinal herb, making sure it does not conflict
with medications you currently take and watch for any drug sensitivity
or allergic reaction.
Be aware that about 1% of all plants are poisonous. Therefore,
you should never gather your own herbs unless you are a skilled
botanist. Pregnant women should never take herbs unless under the
direct supervision of a licensed physician.
Parents should check with a qualified health care practitioner
before giving any herbs to children.
The information given on this site is for educational purposes
only. Used as a reference and is not intended as a means of diagnosis
and/or treatment or any condition, disease or ailment. It is not
within the scope of any collection of information to perform the
medical duties of the health care profession.