Research 1 Herb
Adverse Effects of
See also POISONOUS PLANTS links
Releases on specific herbs
Herbal Tinctures in Clinical Practice Contains contraindications for each.
Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Herbal Medical Contraindications, by Michael Moore. Is more theoretical.
for Traditional Medicine's Herb Safety Articles and
Related Concerns page. Focus in
on Chinese herbs but overviews
of some topics, such as hepatotoxicity, are relevant to western herbs
well. See also: Checking
for Possible Herb-Drug Interactions and
Herb-Drugs from Rinfocan
This Canadian Pharmaceutical site has a list of abut fifty medicinal herbs, with reasonable cautions listed for each. The information reflects Canada's sane approach to regulation, accepting traditional usages without requiring extensive clinical trials, while also listing common-sense cautions. However, this list falls woefully short in the area of contraindications during pregnancy. Many of the herbs on the list are so contraindicated, but the source fails to mention the fact. The contraindications on this list appear to be derived in part from German government plant monographs.
Steadman Shorter's Medical Dictionary, 1942, Poisons & Antidotes From the Botanical.com website.
Adverse Effect Reporting
The following contacts are established to report adverse effects of herbs, supplements, etc. If you do not feel comfortable reporting effects to formal regulatory agencies, but want information or observations circulated to practicing medical herbalists, use the Medical Herbalism contact.
Report Adverse Effects to FDA (herbs, supplements, etc)
Report Adverse Effects to Medical Herbalism.