What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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Patients who are admitted to hospital for planned surgery without informing doctors about what herbal medicines they are taking may be placing themselves in danger of potentially serious complications, a team of Dublin anaesthetists has warned. They say: “Lack of scientific research on herbs, combined with the lack of regulation of herbal preparations can give consumers a false sense of security about the safety of herbal products”. Irish Health news report (26th July 2011)