Before You Take Herbal Remedies Read This!
Posted On May 17, 2010
It would be pretty irresponsible to start taking herbs with little or no knowledge of herbal remedial treatments. By not taking the time to consider all the factors and seek advice you could be putting your health at serious risk.
For instance, women who are pregnant should be careful of the herbs they intake because their baby may not be strong enough or sufficiently formed to handle the effects of such a nutrient and this can put the health of the baby and in fact the pregnancy in danger.
When compared to the synthetic medications your doctor may prescribe for you, herbal medications often do have fewer side effects, if any at all, but again this reaction has to do with the individual person taking the herbs. For example one person may drink herbal tea with mint in it and have no problems at all whereas another person may do the same and develop a skin rash.
It is these risk factors which make it important to educate yourself before you decide to take herbs of any form and then you should test the herb for a few days at a diluted dosage before using it at its full concentration so that any adverse effects are mild rather than severe.
People who are diabetic should not be taking certain herbs; some herbs should not be taken when on certain medications and sometimes the combining of certain herbs will achieve a negative result. There are many rules which people neglect to learn before they jump into the herbal world with both feet. Take the time to do the research, find a reputable source of information you can trust, like Herbology and learn what you can about herbal remedies so you can use them safely and without regret. It is your health, take the time to learn so you can take responsibility for it.
Learn more about which herbs to avoid with certain conditions and what herbs or combinations of herbs are not safe.