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Herbal Supplements: Indications, Clinical Concerns, and Safety

Fugh-Berman, Adriane MD

Papers from the National Institutes of Health Conference on Dietary Supplement Use in Children: NIH Conference: Supplements in Children PART 1

Most herbal home remedies used in children, including teas made from chamomile, fennel, ginger, or mints, are benign. Most topical preparations are benign; however, garlic poultices can cause burns. Internal use of herbs containing saturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids should be avoided.

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