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Herbal Supplements: 3 Risks for Women

Natural doesn’t always mean safe, and some herbal remedies pose particular dangers for women. By Tori Rodriguez Holistic health is big business in the US, in large part because it claims to promote health benefits.  And just like prescription drugs, herbal medications can be of particular concern to women, in part because more women take herbal remedies. According to the National Health Interview Survey conducted by a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 33% of American adults used complementary health approaches in 2012. At the top of the list are natural products like herbal supplements in various forms. The appeal of plant-based medicine, in particular, is not unfounded: “While some people may dismiss herbal remedies as quackery, the use of botanicals is well rooted in...