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Herbal medicine in the emergency department: a primer for toxicities and treatment.
Scottsdale Healthcare, Ariz., USA.
Herbal therapies are very safe, and side effects are uncommon. Side effects requiring ED treatment are rare and would most likely involve an allergic reaction or toxic effect from improper administration of the herb. However, a working knowledge of possible side effects of herbal therapies can be helpful in those rare instances. Simple treatment options with herbal teas are also suggested as an adjunct to medical therapies in certain instances.