April 30, 2016

Artemisia Herba-Alba

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How does Artemisia Herba-alba work?

Some chemicals contained in Artemisia herba-alba seem to kill parasites and bacteria. Some other chemicals might lower blood sugar levels.

Are there safety concerns?

There is not enough information to know if Artemisia herba-alba is safe.

Some people involved in a research project that studied Artemisia herba-alba experienced lowered blood pressure and lowered heart rate. The significance of these effects is unknown.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Artemisia herba-alba during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: There is evidence that Artemisia herba-alba might lower blood sugar. Some experts worry that taking Artemisia herba-alba along with drugs used for controlling diabetes might lower blood sugar too much. If you take Artemisia herba-alba and have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely. The dose of medications you take for diabetes might need to be adjusted.

Surgery: Artemisia herba-alba might affect blood glucose levels. That has raised concern that it might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgery. Stop taking Artemisia herba-alba at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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