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Herbs - general safety and pregnancy

There seems to be a general misconception that because a pill or potion is made from natural materials, including herbs, that it would be safe to use (or abuse) it.

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General safety of herbs

Nightshade is natural, but is indeed deadly - but we do not need to look at such an extreme example to start seeing the difference.

My Mother used to warn us against the word "too" . Too much, too little, too soon, too late and too casual etc…. and this is exactly true when dealing with herbs and herbal compounds.

Herbs are powerful, and although some misguided people still insist that they cannot achieve much, the fact is that they can be used successfully in a variety of cases, and in most cases have less side effects than other remedies. However, in saying this, care must be taken in the way that the herbal remedies are prepared, how they are taken by the person concerned and the general health of the individual must also be taken into account.

People should therefore ensure that they have the knowledge to self-medicate, and be objective enough to consult their health practitioner when in doubt.

People also need to take responsibility for their own actions.

It is ludicrous for an obese person to sue a hamburger company for their weight problem, or for another to file suit against a drug company after abusing or taking medication incorrectly.

When it comes to using herbal remedies you have to be responsible, as the incorrect use of such preparations can only be blamed on yourself.

Take the herb comfrey as example. When used as a tea in moderation, for a very short period of time, it can be greatly beneficial to help damaged bones, ligaments and tissue. Yet it can cause liver damage, as it contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are liver toxins, which can poison the liver if abused or used for extended periods.

The question should then be asked - should a person discard a very useful tool just because it can be dangerous if used incorrectly??

Not all herbs have such dramatic side effects as that of comfrey - and a large amount of them work gently to achieve their magic, yet, people should not be lulled into a false sense of security, just because a capsule or cream is classified as herbal or natural.

Herbs to avoid in pregnancy and lactating mothersHerbs safety pregnancy lactating herb and drug interaction

The constituents in herbs are powerful, and some herbs should be best avoided in pregnancy as well as during lactation. We have compiled a list of such herbs, for the interest of our visitors, but care should be taken during pregnancy and lactation when taking any medication or supplement, and is best discussed with your health practitioner.

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The list below refers to taking these herbs at therapeutic levels, and not when used in moderation for culinary purposes in cooking or salads, but should you have any adverse effect while taking any herb, discontinue the use, and contact your health practitioner.



Angelica root Angelica root
Black Cohosh root Black Cohosh root
Blessed Thistle herb Blessed Thistle herb
Buckthorn bark Buckthorn bark
Cascara Sagrada bark Cascara Sagrada bark
Chaste Tree fruit Cinnamon bark
Cinnamon bark Cinnamon bark - Chinese
Cinnamon bark - Chinese Ephedra
Echinacea Purpurea herb Garlic
Echinacea Purpurea root Ginger root
Ephedra Horehound herb
Fennel oil Horseradish
Fennel seed Juniper berry
Fenugreek seed Kava Kava root
Ginger root Orange peel - bitter
Ginseng root Sage leaf
Horehound herb Senna pod
Horseradish Uva Ursi leaf
Juniper berry
Kava Kava root
Licorice root
Motherwort herb
Orange peel - bitter
Parsley herb and root
Rosemary leaf
Sage leaf
Senna leaf
Senna pod
Shepherd's Purse
Turmeric root
Uva Ursi leaf

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Bearberry (also known as Uva Ursi)

Reduce absorption of drugs


Counteract short-acting blood thinners




Thrombocytic aggregation inhibitors

Buckthorn bark

Anti-arrythmic agents

Cardiac glycosides


Increase action of Licorice root

Thiazide diuretics

Cascara Sagrada bark

Anti-arrythmic agents

Cardiac glycosides


Increase action of Licorice root

Thiazide diuretics

Chaste Tree fruit

Dopamine-receptor antagonists

Cola nut

Caffeine-containing beverages

Psycho-analeptic drugs


Counteract immunosuppressive drugs


Cardiac glycosides



MAO inhibitors


Secale alkaloid derivatives

Exacerbate other stimulants


May delay absorption of drug if taken at same time


May increase action of blood thinning drugs

Ginkgo Biloba

May increase action of blood thinning drugs


Increase working of other stimulants


Counteract short-acting blood thinners

Green Tea

Reduce absorption of drugs

Kava Kava root



Psychopharmacological agents

Licorice root

Chronic use can cause potassium loss

Digitalis glycosides

Thiazide diuretics

Oak bark

Alkaline drugs


Psyllium husks

May delay absorption of drug if taken at same time

Raspberry leaves

Reduce absorption of drugs

Senna leaf

Anti-arrythmic agents

Cardiac glycosides


Increase action of Licorice root

Thiazide diuretics

Senna pod (fruit)

Antiarrythmic agents

Cardiac glycosides


Increase action of Licorice root

Thiazide diuretics

St John's Wort

Increase effects of antidepressants and narcotics

Uva Ursi leaf

Urine-acidifying agents


Increase effect of sedatives

Witch hazel

Reduce absorption of drugs

Yeast, Brewer's

MAO inhibitors

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Skin care

  • Healing cream
    • To assist in wound healing while soothing skin complaints – such as eczema and psoriasis, acne and piles and moisturizing and protecting the skin. This product has shown its effectiveness over a wide range of problems and judging from sales over more than a decade – it is the trusted healing cream to help with all mishaps, allergic reactions, irritated, burning, itchy and uncomfortable skin conditions.
  • Face wash
    • This face wash will properly clean your face and remove all impurities and environmental pollutants, without drying the skin. It contains eight herbal extracts to help promote a clear, vital and healthy complexion and a younger looking skin.
  • Moisturizing day cream
    • This day cream is formulated to help fight the signs of aging on various fronts. It helps to reduce free radical damage which, if left unchecked, leads to premature aging. The herbal extracts help to promote cell rejuvenation and regeneration and provide moisture and hydration to the skin.
  • Nourishing night cream
    • This nourishing night cream penetrates the skin extremely well and does not make the skin feel oily. It contains a host of herbal extracts to help in the fight against premature aging and has added vitamin E as well. Apart from the moisturizing effect and the anti-aging properties it also softens and smoothes the skin.
  • Eye gel
    • An effective refreshing eye gel to help reduce puffiness and dark rings around the eyes, while fighting wrinkles and lines. This is a very clever combination of herbal extracts and the base formula has its roots in a clinically proven formula.
  • Mud face mask
    • With this skin treatment product we combined a special selection of herbs in a base of thermal mud with oligoelements. This recommended weekly treatment will boost circulation to the skin, help to fight wrinkles and lines, improve firmness while at the same time improving suppleness and elasticity of the skin.


Hair care

  • Shampoo with rosemary extract + 7 other herbals
    • Our shampoo is in a class of its own – and granted – it is far more expensive than cheap supermarket shampoos, but no other shampoo has the active ingredients we have in our shampoo. The rosemary will boost the health of the hair and scalp, while the other seven herbal extracts will help strengthen the hair and make it shine, increase the volume and make it manageable.
  • Rosemary hair treatment conditioner
    • We have found that this hair conditioner should really be used as a conditioning treatment. This then removes the need to condition the hair every time you wash – and can be used once a month. It is a superb hair tonic and helps in the control of sebum secretion of the scalp. Although not formulated for dandruff – the ingredients will assist with this as well, while supporting the health of the scalp.


Specialized herbal gels and lotions

  • Hand and body lotion
    • When formulating this hand and body lotion we created a rich nourishing, protecting and reviving lotion, which will not leave the skin oily or tacky, but will create a well moisturized, hydrated and supple skin. After applying this lotion it will quickly be absorbed by the skin, leaving it silky soft, smooth and well moisturized.
  • Stretch mark gel
    • Although nothing can remove already formed stretch marks (only surgery can do that) – thousands of satisfied clients confirm that this gel improves the appearance of old stretch marks. The gel will help in PREVENTING stretch marks (a 92% success rate) and is used with great success by expectant mothers and body builders who may form marks when bulking-up. The formula of this gel is based on clinical studies done in France, to which we added other herbal extracts.


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Other products

  • Jojoba oil
    • This liquid golden ester not only moisturizes and penetrates the skin but also helps to fight wrinkles and lines while promoting a clear and unblemished skin. Jojoba does not clog the pores but helps to restore skin elasticity and smoothness. It will leave the skin supple and velvety soft without any oiliness and can be used neat on the skin.
  • Almond oil
    • This light and deeply moisturizing oil has a softening effect on the skin and can be used on the face and body. Almond oil has excellent emollient properties and helps to balance water and moisture loss in the skin. It can be used neat on the skin and also makes an excellent massage base.

Herbal information

Herbal encyclopedia

Different uses of medicinal herbs

Explanation of the therapeutic properties of herbs

List of ailments and herbs that may be useful

Information on individual herbs


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