Nutritional Supplements

Definitely Hazardous

Aristolochic Acid (see Aristolochic Acid)

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Aristolochia
    • Birthwort
    • Snakeroot
    • Snakeweed
    • Sangree Root
    • Sangrel
    • Serpentary
    • Serpentaria
    • Asarum canadense
    • Wild Ginger
  • Health Effects
    • Human carcinogen
    • Renal failure
    • Death

Very Likely Hazardous

Comfrey

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Symphytum officinale
    • Ass Ear
    • Black Root
    • Blackwort
    • Bruisewort
    • Consolidae Radix
    • Consound
    • Gum Plant
    • Healing Herb
    • Knitback
    • Knitbone
    • Salsify
    • Slippery Root
    • Symphytum radix
    • Wallwort
  • Health Effects
    • Liver damage
    • Death

Androstenedione

  • Common Names and Sources
    • 4-androstene-3
    • 17-dione
    • Andro
    • Androtene
  • Health Effects
    • Increased cancer risk
    • Decreased HDL

Chaparral

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Larrea divaricata
    • Creosote Bush
    • Greasewood
    • Hediondilla
    • Jarilla
    • Larreastat
  • Health Effects
    • Liver damage
    • Death

Germander

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Teucrium chamaedrys
    • Wall Germander
    • Wild Germander
  • Health Effects
    • Liver damage
    • Death

Kava

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Piper methysticum
    • Ava
    • Awa
    • Gea
    • Gi
    • Intoxicating Pepper
    • Kao
    • Kavain
    • Kawa-Pfeffer
    • Kew
    • Long Pepper
    • Malohu
    • Maluk
    • Meruk
    • Milik
    • Rauschpfeffer
    • Sakau
    • Tonga
    • Wurzelstock
    • Yagona
    • Yangona
  • Health Effects
    • Liver damage
    • Death

Likely Hazardous

Bitter Orange

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Citrus aurantium
    • Green Orange
    • Kijitsu
    • Neroli Oil
    • Seville Orange
    • Shangzhou Zhiqiao
    • Sour Orange
    • Zhi Oiao
    • Zhi Xhi
  • Health Effects
    • Hypertension
    • Arrhythmias
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • Stroke/CVA

Lobelia

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Lobelia inflata
    • Asthma Weed
    • Bladderpod
    • Emetic Herb
    • Gagroot
    • Lobelie
    • Indian Tobacco
    • Pukeweed
    • Vomit Wort
    • Wild Tobacco
  • Health Effects
    • Breathing Difficulty
    • Tachycardia
    • Hypotension
    • Diarrhea
    • Dizziness
    • Deaths

Organ/Glandular Extracts

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Brain
    • Adrenal
    • Pituitary
    • Placenta
  • Health Effects
    • Theoretical Risk of Mad Cow Disease (especially from brain extracts)

Pennyroyal Oil

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Hedeoma pulegioides
    • Lurk-in-the-Ditch
    • Mosquito Plant
    • Piliolerial
    • Pudding Grass
    • Pulegium
    • Run-by-the-Ground
    • Squaw Balm
    • Squawmint
    • Stinking Balm
    • Tickweed
  • Health Effects
    • Liver and Kidney Failure
    • Nerve Damage
    • Seizures
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Burning of the Throat
    • Death

Scullcap

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Scutellaria lateriflora
    • Blue Pimpernel
    • Helmet Flower
    • Hoodwort
    • Mad Weed
    • Mad-Dog Weed
    • Mad-Dog Herb
    • Quaker Bonnet
    • Scutelluria
    • Skullcap
  • Health Effects
    • Liver damage

Yohimbe

  • Common Names and Sources
    • Pausinystalia yohimbe
    • Johimbi
    • Yohimbehe
    • Yohimbine
  • Health Effects
    • Changes in Blood Pressure
    • Arrhythmias
    • Respiratory Depression
    • Myocardial Infarction
    • Death