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Echinacea
used for common cold; tox: GI distress, HA, dizziness
CI: ragweed allergy
Ephedra
used: as for ephedrine
tox: CNS and CV stimulation, arrythmias, stroke, and sz at high doses
Feverfew
used for migraine
tox: GI distress, mouth ulcers, antiplatelet actions
Ginkgo
used for intermittent claudication
tox: GI distress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, antiplaletelt actions
Kava
used for chronic anxiety
tox: GI distress, sedation, ataxia, hepatotox, phototox, dermatotox
Milk thistle
used for viral hep
tox: loose stools
Saw palmetto
used for BPH
tox: GI distress, decreased libido, HTN
St Johns wort
used for mild to moderate depression
tox: GI distress, phototox, serotonin syndrome with SSRIs, induces P450
DHEA
used for symptomatic improvement in females with SLE, AIDS
tox: androgenization (premeno women), estrogenic effects (postmeno), feminization (young men)
Melatonin
used for jet lag, insomnia
tox: sedation, suppresses midcycle LH, hypoprolactinemia, vivid dreams