Talk:List of herbs with known adverse effects

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bad source+ incorrect reading of source[edit]

ginseng is listed as having the adverse effect of schizophrenia, the citation come from webmd and webmd says that people with schizophrenia shouldnt take ginseng, not that ginseng can cause schizophrenia (a pretty major mistake). plus the citation isnt even a study. somebody should fix that. i guess i will unless anybody has any objections? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:20, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

I'm not entirely happy with the name of this article, but I have been unable to think of something that clearly solvent the problems and is NPOV. The title should convey that this is a list of herbs and plants that have been presented as medical or alternative treatments, and have adverse effects which are known or suspected. One simpler possibility could be "List of herbs with adverse effects." Perhaps this would be simpler and more NPOV. Another could be "List of medicinal herbs with known adverse effects". Input from anyone who happens by would be appreciated, but it would be good to let there be some discussion before actually moving to avoid multiple moves, if at all possible. Locke9k (talk) 21:52, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm not crazy about "List of herbs with adverse effects", because it implies that unlisted herbs lack adverse effects. In fact, any substance that is rigorously studied will prove to have adverse effects, and a lack of study of a specific herb should not be confused with safety. I like the current title better, for that reason. MastCell Talk 22:33, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
How about something like "List of adverse effects in medicinal herbs"? Also, it might be worth mentioning some of the relevant facts of life, like the dose makes the poison. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:18, 4 December 2000
Well I think it's as great idea for a Wikipedia page (he said, sarcastically). Maybe someone ought to do a similar list of Proprietary Drugs With Known Adverse Effects. I mean, it's not in the least bit unreasonably casting a sciento-fascistic eye upon the 8000 year old practice of herbal medicine, perfected over many generations in various traditional societies (which, strangely enough seem to have been sustainable for rather a long time). Not as long a time, unfortunately, as it would take to read the suggested article. I suppose, that's the problem with it, really. (talk) 05:37, 28 September 2015 (UTC)


The binomens on this page have to be italicized, people. The capitalization for some of them is wrong as well. Bueller 007 (talk) 20:58, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

By all means, please do. I put this together in limited time as best I could and improvement would be awesome. Locke9k (talk) 06:18, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
I've removed the cleanup flag given the long period of time that has gone by and the minor importance of the issue. Locke9k (talk) 02:45, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Valerian error in scientific name[edit]

Valerian shows 3 names... "Valeriana officinalis, Passiflora incarnata, Bupleurum flacatum". I am reasonably sure that the 2nd and 3rd are not names for Valerian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:26, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

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