HOW DO I LOCATE THE HERB/SUPPLEMENT I WANT?
Simply click on the letter of the alphabet that corresponds to the first letter of the word you are looking for. Then, "scroll" down to the word.
CAN I USE THIS INFORMATION TO TREAT DISEASES?
The information presented is intended only as a guide. It is not intended to replace the advice of an appropriately trained health care provider either for the diagnosis or treatment of an illness or condition.
CAN HERBAL REMEDIES HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Yes! Although few cases have been reported, there are many herbs that can cause side effects. Typically they can cause diahrrea, insomnia and allergic reactions. Even though herbs are "natural", do not be deceived into thinking they are always safe.
ARE HERBAL MEDICATIONS SAFE TO TAKE WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?
It is entirely possible that herbal medications may react with prescription medications. If you are takiing prescription medications you must consult with an appropriately trained health care provider before taking any herbs.
ARE THERE CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE PARTICULARLY CAUTIOUS WHEN TAKING HERBAL PRODUCTS?
YES! Even though herbs have a long history of use in both children and expecting mothers, the exact effect in these groups is not completely known at the present time. It is not adviseable to give herbs to children, take them when pregnant (or when breast feeding) without consulting with an appropriately trained health care provider.
WHY DO SOME HERBS HAVE DIFFERENT DOSAGES?
Often the dosages on different labels do not correspond with one another. Dosages may come from traditional sources if the herb has a well-known history. If the herb has been scientifically tested ... the dosage may reflect this information.