What are the precautions associated with using black cohosh?
Not to be taken during pregnancy except at the time of birth or by those with a chronic disease or by women taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. Lower doses for children and elders.
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Not to be used by pregnant, nursing women and children under 6 years. Avoid the internal use of coltsfoot, needs more studies. Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids that could cause liver cancer in large doses. And more . . .
Not for pregnant or breast-feeding women. Not for internal useage as contains toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids, possibly causing liver cancer. Not for deep wounds. Not to be used externally more than 4 weeks. And more . . .
Safe when taken in proper dosages under supervision of a medical practitioner. When harvesting fresh cornsilk find out if the plants were sprayed with pesticide.
Possible allergic reactions such as skin irritations. Caution when identifying honeysuckle flowers. Plant poisoning: gastrointestinal discomfort, muscle cramps.
Pregnant and lactating women should consult a medical practitioner. Not to be used by children under 2 years or those with a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract, and more . . .
Not to be taken by those with high blood pressure, heart problems, children. Pregnant or nursing women, those with severe kidney or liver disease should consult a medical practitioner. And more . . .
Not to be used by pregnant women, children or those with epilepsy. Only moderate amounts of essential oil should be used. Do not use the herb over longterm.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women or those with kidney problems. Diabetics should consult a medical practitioner. Not to be used over longterm or in high doses. And more . . .
Not for those on low-sodium diets. Those with high blood pressure or thyroid problems should consult a medical practitioner. Wild kelp is not to be gathered, as it may contain contaminants. And more . . .
Safe in recommended dosages, a long history of use as an essential oil and as a tea. High or chronic doses of lavender essential oil are toxic to the kidney and liver. Infants more at risk than adults.
Not to be used internally by children, pregnant or breast-feeding women or those with liver or kidney disease. Safe in recommended doses, although longterm effects not studied. And more . . .
Not to be taken by pregnant or nursing women, children or those with heart disease, pneumonia, shock, ulcers, colitis, esophageal reflux, diverticulitis, high blood pressure. And more . . .
Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women or those with hepatitis. Safe in recommended dosages. Possible toxicity causing liver damage or cardiac arrest. To be used under supervision of a physician.
Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women or those with uterine inflammation or pelvic infection.
Not to be taken with birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, sedatives (diazapam family) or blood pressure medications.
Contains small amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids which may be toxic to the liver even in small amounts. The long-term use in medicinal preparations is not recommended.
A. carmichaeli not to be used by pregnant, lactating women or those trying to conceive and only under supervision of a Chinese medical pratitioner. Should not be consumed raw, it is poisonous. Do not exceed recommended dosages.
Possible allergic reaction, stinging and dermatitis when rubbed on skin. Not to be used internally by pregnant or lactating women, children, people with kidney disease, heart disease, or gastrointestinal disease.
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Apricot seed breaks down in the body to a form of the deadly poison cyanide, or prussic acid. Proven not beneficial in treating cancer. It has been reported 10 apricot seeds can kill a child.
Bloodroot is potentially toxic. Not to be used by pregnant or nursing women or women attempting to conceive, glaucoma patients or children. Long-term consumption may contribute to glaucoma.
For pregnant women under supervision of medical professional. Not to be used as abortifacient or by those with diverticulitis, gastric ulcers, esophageal reflux, heart disease, high blood pressure or colitis.
Not to be used if stomach inflammation. Safe use of bromelain not established for pregnant and nursing women, children, and people with kidney or liver disease. Generally safe in moderate doses.
Not to be used during pregnancy. Not to be confused with the French marigold Tagetes patula which is an insect repellant.
Chamomile has been used over the centuries and is generally considered a safe and gentle herbal remedy that may be used daily. Possibility of allergic reaction.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a medical professional. Possible allergic reaction if allergic to iodine.
Not to be taken by those with low blood pressure, gastric ulcers, children, pregnant or lactating women, chronic liver or kidney disease. A central nervous system depressant, needs supervision by a physician.
Not to be used by those with active urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome or diabetes.
Considered safe in recommended doses. A long history of folk remedy and food use with no harmful consequences. One of the safest substances taken for sexual enhancement.
Safe in recommended doses. Pregnant or lactating women should not take as an injection. Those with lupus, arthritis, tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis or AIDS should consult a physician. And more . . .
Safe in recommended doses. To be used with caution by children, pregnant and lactating women, those with kidney or liver disorders. Do not confuse black elder with dwarf elder, as it may be toxic.
Not to be used by children, infants, pregnant or breast-feeding women, those with digestive problems or liver disease. Should always dilute with a carrier oil for ingestion or it is toxic and may cause death. And more . . .
When administering eyebright to children a medical practitioner should be consulted. Herbalists maintain the benefits of eyebright although there are no modern studies for proof.
Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women, children under 2 years or those on blood-thinning drugs. Possible allergic reaction of mouth ulcers if leaves chewed raw.
Not to be used. Foxglove is deadly, it can make the heart stop or cause a person to suffocate. Not to be confused with comfrey, a similar looking plant.
Not to be used without the supervision of a Chinese herbalist. Not to be used when there is cold deficiency (watery) diarrhea present.
Consult medical practitioner if hemophiliac, those taking anticoagulant medication, HIV patients or if about to undergo surgery. Possible allergic reaction for those allergic to sulfur.
Not to be used by those who have stomach (gastric) or intestinal (duodenal) ulcers, or experiencing frequent urination and chronic pain with weight loss. Possible allergic reaction of stomach irritation and headache.
Not to be taken by pregnant women (could cause miscarriage) or those with gallstones. Ginger plant not to be eaten. May slow blood clotting time. Consultation with medical practitioner recommended.
Pregnant or breast feeding women should have supervision of a medical practitioner. Possible allergic reaction if allergic to Rosaceae plants. Needs to be used over long-term as a preventative of angina.
Not to be taken by pregnant women or children. Should be kept away from eyes and mucous membranes.
Not to be used by pregnant, nursing women or infants. Possible allergic reaction although rare, ingest small amount of the juice to test for allergy.
Not to be taken by those with an intestinal obstruction, stomach inflammation, intestinal inflammatory diseases, children, pregnant or lactating women. Not to be used longer than 2 to 4 weeks. And more . . .
Phenylketonurics should avoid spirulina due to the potential content of phenylalanine. Sensitive to pollutants which can can cause toxicity, so buy from reputable source. And more . . .
Not to be used by pregnant women. Small amounts: generally safe. Large amounts: a uterine stimulant. Excessive use of undiluted essential oil is toxic.
Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women internally. Avoid the frequent use of yarrow in large doses over the long-term.
Not to be used with drugs that treat high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or nitrates, diuretics.
An overdose (over 900 mg/day) could cause dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headaches, joint pains, and lowered heart rate. Large dosages can cause poisoning symptoms.
Blue cohosh (caulosaponin) is potentially toxic. Side effects: chest pains, vomiting, headaches, convulsions, excessive thirst, general weakness. Overdose: convulsions, coordination loss, and heart failure.
Not to be used during the first 3 months of pregnancy except when threat of miscarriage. The herb should be used under supervision of a medical professional.