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DISCLAIMER

I am NOT a physician and none of this information is intended to take the place of a doctor's advice. I AM an avid gardener, environmentalist, and on occasion a biology (art, culture, etc etc) teacher amongst many other things. There are several good web pages and books with further recommended reading. Thanks to the recent popularity of herbal usage in the USA, there are now many physicians who own medical-botanical reference books with specific resources such as contraindications, drug interactions, and other medical & botanical safety issues.

As a parent of many children (and an advocate of home births, breastfeeding, and the preservation of the knowledge of natural medicine) I have found these references extremely useful in my home. Please consult your doctor about the use of any herbs for your condition. Well, you can probably use the common plantain with no problem.... just follow BASIC SAFETY PROCEDURES. Please DO read that before you forage.

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