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Using Herbs Safely - Benefits and Side Effects

These fact sheets provide general information about specific herbs and botanicals - including common names, uses, benefits and potential side effects, as well as resources for more information. Keep in mind that herbs and botanicals are not subject to regulation at this time and use of them should be handled with caution - that should include speaking with experts in the field and investigating possible problems that may occur. Caution is advised if you are currently breastfeeding, planning to be pregnant, or if you currently are pregnant.

last update: August 2009

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