A 38-year-old member asked:

To what extent are herbal medications safe as compared to prescription drugs?

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Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Safer, but . . . : Generally speaking herbals are much safer than pharmaceuticals, however certain herbs, just like drugs if taken in too high of a dose, too frequently or in the context of a specific medical condition can cause much harm. It is best to seek the advise of a trained herbalist in conjunction with your medical doctor particularly if you have an established medical condition.
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