"All natural" -- it's on the labels of a growing number of foods, cosmetics, cleaning products, and over-the-counter remedies. This is, in part, what makes herbal medicine so popular. But does natural always mean safe?
Herbal medicine is the use of plants as medicine. Typically taken by mouth or applied to the skin, medicinal herbs can come in several forms, such as ointments, oils, capsules, tablets, and teas.
Though many people may use them as medicine, herbal supplements are not regulated by...
Chlorella may make it harder for warfarin and other blood-thinning drugs to work.
Some chlorella supplements may contain iodine, so people with thyroid conditions may want to avoid taking chlorella.
Always tell your doctor about any supplements you are taking, including natural ones and those bought without a prescription. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with any medications.