Echinacea

Safety & Efficacy of Herbs

The safety and efficacy of many medicinal plants have been validated by scientists. Much of the scientific research done has identified specific properties and interactions of plant constituents. Some plants can be poisonous to humans, and many pharmaceutical medicines have been developed from plants using the powerful compounds they contain. Interestingly, pharmaceutical companies usually extract only one plant constituent, which can cause unwanted side-effects. However, herbalists believe in the synergy of the whole plant and tend to use whole parts of the plant to obtain the optimum therapeutic effects. It is very important therefore, that only a qualified herbalist is consulted.