In the midst of the season of gathering medicinal plants. But, it turns out that the most popular herbs of those that we brewed in tea or taken in the form of teas have side effects that can harm the health.
Do not confuse phyto-teas and herbal teas with normal tea. It is at least natural, but all the same medication, each of which has its indications, contraindications and side effects.
So whip cups as refreshing teas of mint or chamomile is not worth it. Safe dose – no more than 200 grams of broth per day. Try to stick to that.
Included in the top five of the sedative herbs. Relieves anxiety, irritability, increases efficiency, helps to focus. Is a mild antispasmodic.
The composition of lemon balm is a substance citral, which has subtoksicskih action. Because if you drink infusions and teas with lemon balm daily for two to three weeks, you can begin dizziness, headaches, nasal congestion, heaviness in the frontal-temporal region.
It has high anti-inflammatory properties as well as antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, soothes stomach in gastritis and ulcers, helps to restore damaged mucous membranes.
Peredozirovka cause women excessive relaxation of smooth muscles of the uterus, which is fraught with menstrual disorder, and complications during pregnancy. And the constant use of chamomile prevents the absorption of iron from the digestive system into the bloodstream that over time can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
Considered women’s grass – reduces pain and discomfort during the “critical days”. Relieves muscle and vascular spasms, has antihypertensive effect (lowers blood pressure in hypertension). Helps with intestinal colic.
The menthol contained in mint, lowers pressure. Because hypotensive mint teas and tinctures should be taken with caution. Menthol slows the heart and complicates the work of the respiratory center that may cause deterioration of health in suffering from bronchial asthma and bradycardia.
But more than three cups of mint tea a day, even in quite healthy men can cause. reduction of erection because of falling pressure in the penis and the deterioration of its blood supply.
Even Hippocrates wrote that wormwood (Artemide) treats female disorders, stimulates the appetite.
On the basis of wormwood absinthe is prepared. In the late XIX – early XX century in Europe was hit by an epidemic of “absinthe fever”. Many people protracts to very popular at that time absinthe was sick of various disorders of the nervous system from hallucinations to “wormwood epilepsy.” Wormwood is contraindicated during pregnancy. And drugs wormwood can take no longer than 14 days.
St. John’s wort
One of the most popular natural antidepressant with sedative (calming) effect.
Relieves spasms of the digestive system, has anti-inflammatory properties.
Attention! St. John’s wort increases the body’s sensitivity to UV light. So, if you are taking funds with this plant, it is better to refrain from tanning, otherwise you can quickly earn the burn. With long-term use (longer than a month) can cause a bitter taste in the mouth, pain in the liver, constipation.
In case of overdose (more than three cups of broth a day) causes lethargy, drowsiness.
Has hemostatic and cholagogue action.
A decoction of the flowers of the nettle is effective in the treatment of chronic bronchitis.
Increases contractility of the uterus. Herbalist have long used nettles as a means abortrule. So pregnancy of all fees with the nettle it is better to refrain. Nettle is also contraindicated in patients with severe atherosclerosis, hypertension, tumors of the prostate and uterus.
Contain toxic substances – pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can cause such as veno-occlusive liver disease (inflammation associated with stagnation of blood in the body). Also, decoctions of this herb increases the pressure in the pulmonary circulation, which is bad for asthmatics and cores.