Herbal and alternative medicines are increasingly used, and even more increasingly recognized by patients and consumers alike. While the use of these agents is understandable, and may certainly be beneficial, there are a number of important points to be recognized by those who prescribe them. In most cases, that prescriber is YOU, and you therefore have to take at least a little time to do your prescribing as carefully as you would expect of your physician. The list of points below is rather long . . . but you really need to pay attention to all of them. Also see HeartPoint's section on Herbal Remedies for the Heart.

Please also see our section on Herbal Remedies for the Heart .
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