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Camille A

below are a few herbs I have been taking recently.

1. Ashwagandha:

Use: lowering cortisol and inflammation (stress)

Interaction: May decrease the effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs and avoid taking them with sleeping tablets

Side effects: in large doses can cause stomach upset, diarrhea & vomiting or impact the liver

2. Brahmi

Use brain tonic; mental function, memory, and concentration.

side effects: can cause Nausea or Gastrointestinal upset


Use: to help sleep

Interaction: patients with an allergic reaction to Ragweed should be warned about the cross-sensitivity to Chamomile

Lemon Balm

Use: to calm the nervous system

Should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women and if used externally can cause irritation at high doses.