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Alternative Therapies--Herbs to avoid

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Herbs to avoid

The following herbs may be toxic (harmful) to your liver and should be avoided:

  • Artemesia
  • Atractylis gummifera
  • Bush tea
  • Callilepsis laureola
  • Chapparal leaf (creosote bush, greasewood)
  • Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
  • Crotalaria
  • Germander
  • Gordolobo herbal tea
  • Heliotropium
  • Jin-Bu-Huang
  • Kava (Piper methysticum)
  • Kombucha mushroom (tea)
  • Ma-Huang (Ephedra sinica)
  • Margosa oil
  • Mate (Paraguay) tea
  • Mistletoe
  • Nutmeg
  • Pennyroyal (squawmint oil)
  • Tansy Ragwort (variation of Ragwort)
  • Sassafras
  • Senecio aureus
  • Senna
  • Skullcap
  • Symphytum
  • Valerian root