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Thursday, 2 June 2011

What Herbal Medicine are without Side-effects?

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Although “Herbal medicines” have got a popular trend in the recent years but in general these had been used from the ancient times treating in various diseases and ailments. These are available in the market as a substitute of conventional medicines. Herbal medicines are prepared by the plants and the extracts of plants. People like these medicines because of its natural substances rather than synthesized. According to the American Food and Drug Administration a thousands of billion dollars are being consumed over herbal based medicine’s supplements. 

Herbal cures have been extensively used for many decades for self-treating negligible sicknesses, but Natural (medicines) should not be illustrated as a harmless. It is very significant not to go beyond from the recommended doses.  

Anyhow some of the side-effects of herbal medicine are:

The first and notable negative impact of herbal medicine is that these medicines take a long time to act. If a person, who is a sufferer of high blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes at a time and uses herbal medicine on somebody suggestions, as a result it is observed his diseases may create severe problems due to slow effectiveness and prolonged process.  Generally herbal medicines take several months for showing its results.

Herbal medicines are ineffective against serious ailments and in an emergency condition. These medicines neither heal to the broken leg or hand nor tackle to the heart attack condition, which may handle only by the regular doctor. There are no diagnostic tests, surgery and quality control systems are involved in herbal medicines process.

A little bit, fungal and bee products, minerals, shells and precise animal parts are also utilized in making of herbal medicine and some of the substances are collected from the plants extracts such as perfumed, phenols and oxygen alternatives like tannins. Sometimes these substances don’t match with the human body and create some metabolic problems. 

It is observed that some problems like diarrhea, nausea, stomach disturbance could be created by the continued usage of herbal medicine because your stomach is not agreed with the medicine. Some herbal medicines such as Echinacea, St. John’s wort, fenugreek, 5-HTP, chamomile and garlic create diarrhea and stomach upset as side effect, furthermore some medicine like ginkgo, biloba and ginseng may create headache when these are used at first time.

Some herbal medicines create toxic effects within the body such as kava, which relates to the pepper family and in some countries it has been used to treat anxiety and tension problems. It may poison to the lever. Some Chinese medicines have also been shown causing kidney problems.

If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, you should not try to use any kind of herbal medicine because its safety has not been authenticated and these may harm both you and your unborn baby.



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