Ancient traditions have commonly used plants for medicinal purposes. However, in recent years, legislation has restricted the availability of certain herbal tinctures and Botanical supplements. Some herbal remedies have seen their classification changed to food supplements.
Herbs do possess powerful properties, so governing bodies are advising the public to take herbs under the supervision of a qualified Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioner or doctor.
If you are taking prescription medication you should always consult your doctor about any contraindications.