Dr. Jacques Labescat, doctor and herbalist, notes a renewed interest: medicinal plants are on the rise.
But natural does not mean harmless!
First, plants cannot do everything and are not intended to replace drugs, especially not in potentially severe pathologies.
“Those who are on drug treatment should always tell their doctor that they want to take herbal supplements, because interactions are possible
, warns Dr. Labescat.
And you should never stop your treatment, whether for cancer or otherwise.”
Traditional use is not a proof of effectiveness in itself and the study of certain plants may have revealed surprises: in the 1950s, extensive research on Madagascar periwinkle, renowned as an antidiabetic, showed that it did not have the properties attributed to it.
On the other hand, it has been extracted from its leaves two active ingredients of which have been…
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