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What are the treatments and side effects of Echinacea?

- treats cold, flu and infection
- side effects include dizziness and nausea


Treatments and side effects of ephedra sinica (ma huang)?

- decongestant
- increases BP and HR. can be taken as a recreational drug and result in death


Treatments and side effects of Garlic (allium sativum)?

- lowers cholesterol, BP, and has antibiotic effects
- in high doses has an anticoagulant effect


Treatments and effects of Gingko biloba?

- peripheral vascular disease, circulatory problems
- GI disturbances


Treatments and effects of ginseng?

- boosts the immune system
- no known side effects


Treatments and side effects of goldenseal (hydrastis cenadensis)?

- topical application fo canker sores and skin problems
- if taken systemically, may cover up use of narcotics


Treatment and side effects of St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum)?

- antidepressant, anxiety, sleeping problems
- makes you photosensitive


Treatment and side effects of Saw Palmetto (serenoa repens)?

- treats BPH, inhibits uptake of testosterone