How does Sweet Annie work?
Sweet Annie might help treat malaria. It might deactivate or kill the parasite that causes malaria. Sweet Annie should not be used alone for malaria. Some drugs used for malaria are made from sweet Annie. Using sweet Annie alone might decrease the effects of drugs made from sweet Annie to treat malaria.
Are there safety concerns?
Sweet Annie seems safe for most adults. The tea of sweet Annie might cause upset stomach and vomiting. It might also cause an allergic reaction in some people including a rash and cough.
Do not use sweet Annie if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and related herbs.
Dosing considerations for Sweet Annie.
The appropriate dose of sweet Annie depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for sweet Annie. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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