"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...
There isn't a clear optimal dose of feverfew for any condition. Quality and active ingredients in supplements may vary widely from maker to maker. This makes it hard to set a standard dose although standardized extracts have been studied in research on humans.
Can you get feverfew naturally from foods?
Some people eat the feverfew leaves, but they are bitter and may hurt your mouth.
What are the risks of taking feverfew?
Side effects. People have not reported serious side effects of feverfew. Researchers have used it safely with people in studies lasting up to four months. No one knows whether it is safe if you use it longer than that.
Side effects may include symptoms affecting the mouth, such as: