Herbal Safety Sheet

In today’s day and age it is time we started looking at alternative remedies for healing ourselves. Herbs, Aromatherapy, and Homeopathic Medicines are a step in the right direction. But as with all medicines it is important to be a well informed consumer. Always research any herbal remedy you may want to take. If you are currently taking any type of other medications you should check with your doctor before using any herbal remedies.

This Herbal Safety Sheet gives you the precautions that you may need to take before administering any herbal remedies. Please be sure to read them carefully. I am presently only listing the herbs that we carry. But as always if you need any information on something on a herb that we presently do not carry, feel free to get in touch, and we will be sure to help you in any way possible. I am not a doctor, I can only help you become informed about the products and their uses and any contraindications that certain botanicals may have.

Here is a list of Herbal Precautions you should view before taking any of the following herbs:

Black Cohosh: Avoid during pregnancy and if nursing.

Blessed Thistle: Avoid during pregnancy.

Broom Tops: Avoid use if taking MAO inhibitors or with high blood pressure.

Calamus: For external use only.

Catnip: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Chamomile, Roman: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Comfrey: For external use only. Should not be used on abraded skin or on unbroken skin for extended periods of time. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Devil’s Claw: Not recommended for use by people with ulcers.

Dong Quai: Avoid during pregnancy and if taking blood thinners.

Golden Seal: Use with caution. Avoid long term use and if pregnant.

Hemlock: Should only be taken under a doctor’s supervision or a knowledgeable herbal practitioner.

Hops Flowers: Not recommended for use by people suffering from depression.

Hyssop: Not to be used during pregnancy.

Hydrangea: Use with caution. Avoid excessive or long term use.

Juniper Berries: Not to be used for more than six successive weeks. Avoid use if suffering from inflammatory kidney disease or if pregnant.

Kava Kava: Not for use for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if Pregnant or Nursing or taking any other medications, consult a health practitioner before administering. Do not exceed recommended dose or take with alcohol.

Lemongrass: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Lobelia: May cause nausea and vomiting if ingested. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Mandrake: Avoid use unless supervised by qualified health practitioner.

Mistletoe: Avoid use if hypersensitive to protein and if suffering from chronic-progressive infections such as tuberculosis and AIDS.

Mugwort: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Myrrh: Avoid use during pregnancy.

Pennyroyal: Avoid during pregnancy.

Queen of the Meadow: Avoid long term use or if pregnant or nursing.
Red Clover: Avoid if pregnant or if taking blood thinners.
Rhubarb Root: Avoid use if suffering from or developing diarrhea, loose stool or abdominal cramps. Consult your physician before using, especially if pregnant, nursing, or on medication.

Sage: Not to be taken if pregnant or nursing. Avoid excessive or long term use.

Sarsaparilla Root: Avoid use if taking blood thinners.
Sassafras: Avoid prolonged or excessive use.
Senna: Avoid use if suffering from or developing diarrhea, loose stools or abdominal cramps. Consult your physician before using, especially if pregnant, nursing, or on medication.

Sheep Sorrel: Avoid use if history of kidney stones exists.
Shepherds Purse: Avoid use if pregnant or if history of kidney stones exists
St. John’s Wort: Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight while taking this herb
Tansy: Avoid during pregnancy.
Uva, Ursi: Avoid use if pregnant.
Vervain, Blue: Avoid use if pregnant.
Vetiver: Avoid use if pregnant.
Wild Cherry Bark: Avoid extended or excessive use.
Woodruff: Avoid use when taking blood thinners.
Wormwood: Avoid extended or excessive use. Avoid use if pregnant.
Yarrow:
Avoid use if pregnant.

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