Posted by Todd (22.214.171.124) on May 10, 2001 at 17:08:20:
In Reply to: Jeez. Ya learn something every day. posted by Margi on May 10, 2001 at 16:43:05:
But perhaps this quote from the Wall Street Journal might clarify my earlier point:
"According to Nutrition Business Journal, herbal sales grew just 1% last year after enjoying annual gains in the 12%-17% range."
Additionally, recent clinical studies have disproven the ability of St. John's Wort to treat moderate to severe depression, comfrey cannot be shown to provide the claimed benefits but is shown to destroy small veins in the liver and A. fangchi (used by the Chinese to treat asthma) has been linked to kidney failure and urinary cancer in Belgium. Canada, Australia and Germany have all banned its' use. Yohimbe has been linked to seizures and liver failure and ephedra to fatal heart attacks.
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