The desire to get back to nature is increasing the numbers and ages most likely to be poisoned by using herbs. It's not just the folks who want to use alternative medicine for their healthcare, larger numbers of us are hiking, camping and wild crafting. I have noticed there are so many books written in the past 20 to 30 years by people supposedly in the know of herbs and all saying basically about the same thing about the same herbs. Many of the herbs these people suggest using are downright dangerous. Furthermore, they are not using the herb formula correctly.
While it is true that many herb plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, we need to be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.
Even though you may have heard of some or all of the following herbs, be aware that they are not safe for humans to use.
The following is a list of herbs that EVERYONE should be leery of:
Belladonna Lily of the Amaryllis Family
Bryony, European White
Calotropis Cherry Laurel
Comfrey (internally; externally is ok if used sparingly)
Datura (Angel’s Trumpet)
Dropwort, Hemlock Water
Hellebore, White Hemlock
Jin Bu Huan
Nightshade, Deadly Nux Vomica
Wake Robin, American