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Herbal Saftey
These are but some of the most common or significant guidelines. The use of ANY botanical
requires adequate information. Adequate research and study is YOUR individual responsibility.
Everyone’s body chemistry and sensitivity is different, pay attention to your body. Follow
guidelines for usage frequency and amount given in herbal reference material. Some herbs can
react adversely with medications.IWC Replica Watches If you are on medications check with your health care
practitioner before taking herbs.

Please consult trained professionals before using or administering any botanicals that are unfamiliar or new to you. Be cautious in usage. Many botanicals are NOT meant to be taken
internally, but are used as potpourri ingredients, incenses, etc. This list of guidelines is provided
as A STARTING POINT. It is not, by any means, exhaustively complete. Please consult reference
material and trained professionals before beginning ANY course of administration or usage. We
assume no responsibility for improper usage.

  1. Not for human consumption. Considered unsafe by the FDA for use in foods. (adam & eve roots buckeyes, camphor gum, devil’s shoestring, dragon’s blood, grains of paradise, high john the conqueror roots, jericho flowers, life everlasting, lucky hand roots, mandrake root, mojo beans, tilia star, tonka beans)
  2. External Use Only. Do Not Use on broken skin or if you are pregnant. (arnica flowers, calamus root, coltsfoot, comfrey)
  3. May be harmful if used incorrectly. Proper usage information should be obtained by consulting a health professional or proper reference materials before using. (black cohosh, blood root, lobelia,mistletoe leaf, mugwort, peach leaf, periwinkle, poke root, rattlesnake root, sassafras root bark, St.John’s wort, tansy, wild cherry bark, wormwood, yarrow flowers)
  4. Caution: Do not consume or use during pregnancy. (angelica, ashwanganda, barberry, bayberry, black cohosh, bladderwrack, blessed thistle, blood root, blue cohosh, borage, calendula, catnip,chamomile flowers roman, chaste tree berries, coltsfoot, coptis rhizome, cornflowers, devils claw,dong quai, elecampane, ephedra, false unicorn root, goldenseal, horehound, juniper berries,lemongrass, licorice, lobelia, lycii berry, maidenhair fern, motherwort, mugwort, myrrh, oregon grape root, osha, parsley root, pennyroyal, pleurisy root, prickly ash bark, quassia, queen of the meadow, red clover blossoms, red raspberry, rue, safflower, shepherd’s purse, tansy, uva ursi, vervain, vetiver, wormwood, yarrow flowers)
  5. Item contains sulfites. (atractylodes root, coptus rhizome, dong quai root, honeysuckle flowers)
  6. Henna is not for food use. Sold for further manufacturing purposes only. Use at your own risk. Not for use in eye area or on skin with open wounds. As with any hair dyes, a strand test is always recommended as results will be different on each individual. We assume no responsibility for your end results.
  7. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.(aloes, buckthorn bark, cascara sagrada, rehmanniae root, rhubarb root, senna)
  8. Caution: Not for use by persons under the age of 18. If pregnant, nursing or taking a prescription drug, consult health care practitioner prior to use. Do not exceed recommended dose. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. (kava kava)
  9. Ingest only with adequate liquid. Should not be taken with bowel obstruction. (agar agar powder, flax seed, guar gum, psyllium)
  10. Not recommended for use if taking blood thinners. (alfalfa, angelica, cramp bark, dong quai,
    lomatium, lovage, red clover, rue, sarsaparilla, sassafras, woodruff)
  11. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight (angelica, St. John’s wort)
  12. May cause allergic dermatitis with extended use or in sensitive persons. (arnica flowers, ginko, mugwort, orris)
  13. Avoid use if nursing. (black cohosh, bladderwrack, borage, coltsfoot, elecampane, queen of the meadow)
  14. Avoid long term use. (black cohosh, black walnut, borage, coltsfoot, damiana, goldenseal, horsetail, hydrangrea, kava kava, queen of the meadow, sage, sassafras, scullcap, wild cherry, wormwood)
  15. Avoid if suffering from thyroid disorders. (bladderwrack, lemon balm)
  16. Avoid if suffering from gallstones, serious liver conditions or obstruction of bile duct. (boldo)
  17. Avoid if taking MAO inhibitors or with high blood pressure. (broom tops, mistletoe, St.John’s wort)
  18. Not to be used in large quantity by people with pre-existing kidney disease or liver conditions. (chapparal)
  19. Not recommended for use by people with ulcers, stomach irritation or inflammation. (cramp bark, dandelion, devil’s claw, gentian)
  20. WARNING: Consult your physician before using, especially if pregnant, nursing, suffering from high blood pressure, heart or thyroid disease, diabetes or experiencing difficulty in urination. Reduce or discontinue use if nervousness, insomnia, nausea or loss of appetite develop. Not recommended for individuals under age of 18. Keep away from children. (ephedra)
  21. Avoid use if experiencing inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases or diseases involving bile ducts or liver. (eucalyptus)
  22. May cause nausea and vomiting. (euphorbia, lobelia, uva ursi)
  23. Not recommended for use by people suffering from depression. (hops flowers)
  24. Not to be used for more than 6 successive weeks. Avoid use if suffering from inflammatory kidney disease. (juniper berries)
  25. Avoid prolonged use unless supervised by qualified health practitioner. Extended use may cause hypertension, edema, headache, vertigo and potassium depletion. Avoid use if suffering from hypertension, hypokalemia, edema, cirrhosis of the liver, cholestatic liver disorders, or diabetes, or are on heart medication. (licorice)
  26. Not recommended for use if suffering from impaired or inflamed kidneys. May cause skin rash, if so discontinue use. (lovage, parsley root)
  27. ]Consumption of mace or nutmeg in large quantities may cause dizziness, stomach pains, rapid pulse,nausea, anxiety, liver pain, double vision and coma.
  28. Avoid use if hypersensitive to protein and if suffering from chronic-progressive infections such as tuberculosis and AIDS. (mistletoe)
  29. Not recommended for people with low blood pressure or hypotension. (periwinkle, yohimbe)
  30. Avoid use if suffering from hemorrhagic diseases or peptic ulcers. Ingestion of this herb may
    prolong blood coagulation time. (safflower)
  31. Avoid use if history of kidney stones exists. (sheep sorrel, shepherd’s purse, yellow dock)
  32. Avoid use if skin is extensively damaged. (white oak bark)
  33. Not recommended if history of breast cancer or have been advised not to take birth control pills.(anise, black cohosh, fennel, fenugreek, red clover)
  34. Avoid use if history of asthma or heart disease. (mistletoe, vervain)
  35. Consult physician before using if history of high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney disease.(bayberry, butchers broom, ephedra, ginseng, goldenseal, licorice)
  36. Consult physician before using if history of congestive heart failure. (black cohosh)
  37. Avoid if history of diabetes or hypoglycemia. (angelica)
  38. Known to aggravate auto immune disorders, do not give where there is an impaired immune
    function. (alfalfa)
  39. Avoid use if undergoing cancer treatment. (astragalus)

    Last updated: December 31, 1969

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