I would like to add that if somebody is about to recommend or use herbs they need to do the research too .Within this research should be included :
-Safe doses (for any type of gender and age ).
-Contraindications (if any ) for gender ,age ,pregnant or breastfeeding .Contraindication ,in case that individual has certain disorders or allergies ,which contradict/contraindicate the herb .Some herbs used along with medication (synthetic drug ) can cause further complications or neutralize the drug .
- Botanical name along with as many folk names as the author can get hold on .
-Mention if the chemical compounds of the herbal remedy are reacting with sunlight or not .
-Beneficial effects of the drug .According medicine research or simply according the folklore and experience of the past generations .It is important to mention on which of both this claim is based .They are both valid ,but folklore wisdom backed up with scientific research is more trustworthy and reliable ,than on its own .
-Possible side effects which can be expected (if any ).Again it is important to mention both folklore and scientific knowledge ,when this is possible .
Lets not forget that we are chemistry and all around us is chemistry .
Using already synthetic drug to heal something and adding herbs may not give you exactly better result ,but they can give you overdose and unknown chemical reactions ,which can trigger various side effects .
So be wise ,be responsible !
Do you research folklore and scientifically wise ,before taking any herbs internally .And keep in mind some herbs are not safe externally too for they may cause skin irritation .
So do not go drink or eat that herb ,because a video on YouTube told you so .Do not put things on your skin ,again because someone else said it is safe .
Always do your own research and allergy test, before really applying topically or taking anything herbal .
To all authors, who often contribute to this forums, I will strongly recommend to make good research ,before advising people in threads .
I also appeal to all people to be responsible in their actions too and think for the possible damage their advice can cause, if it has been misunderstood or because some information as side effects have been left out of the equation .
Quick research may leave you with not enough information ,which can be crucial for your age ,state (pregnant ) ,medical condition and overall health and safety .
Find out as much information you can find from reputable sources such books and online sources, which are generated or created from some medical or nutritional organisation .Book preferably should have been written by certified herbalists with medical background .