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Are there warnings for thunder god vine supplements?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Thunder god vine

Thunder god vine (tripterigium wilfordii) has a 2000 year history of use in chinese medicine, for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties.
Some evidence points to benefit in rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.Com/lkd52gl and sle, nephritis, and even organ transplant. Some problems can be decreased bone mineral density http://tinyurl.Com/klct3b2 and others: http://tinyurl.Com/lmhpmh6.

In brief: Thunder god vine

Thunder god vine (tripterigium wilfordii) has a 2000 year history of use in chinese medicine, for anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties.
Some evidence points to benefit in rheumatoid arthritis http://tinyurl.Com/lkd52gl and sle, nephritis, and even organ transplant. Some problems can be decreased bone mineral density http://tinyurl.Com/klct3b2 and others: http://tinyurl.Com/lmhpmh6.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Multiple warnings

Reported side effects include weakening of the immune system, potential birth defects & reduced male fertility.
Herbs are medicines & like other medicines have side-effects. The problem with herbs is that often they have been studied left objectively, there may be significant variation in potency from batch to batch, storage may affect potency, & interactions with other drugs are not well known.

In brief: Multiple warnings

Reported side effects include weakening of the immune system, potential birth defects & reduced male fertility.
Herbs are medicines & like other medicines have side-effects. The problem with herbs is that often they have been studied left objectively, there may be significant variation in potency from batch to batch, storage may affect potency, & interactions with other drugs are not well known.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thank
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