Supplements You Shouldn’t Try


We use them in cooking and they may seem harmless, but they can be dangerous specially if you take certain medications or have conditions that make certain supplements dangerous to your health and well-being.

Some items on the list surprised us because we use them often in our house.  Garlic, for one, is something we always have on hand because it enhances our sauces, stir fries and sautees.

The other was ginger.  Whaaaat?!  We use it steeped in hot water with a smidgen of honey for something healthy to drink on a cold winter night, crushed in stir fries,  or dried and candied.

Aloe which we discovered decades ago, helps skin when applied topically.  Recently we found an aloe beverage which is very tasty as well and we had no guilt drinking it because, well, it’s healthy.

For energy we used to keep ginseng at the house but haven’t in a number of years.  Not sure why we stopped buying it.  Maybe it has been overlooked or maybe we didn’t think it really worked.  Either way, it stays in ones mind as a go-to for energy.

The rest of the list is mostly things we’ve never heard of, except for St. John’s Wort, Kava, and Ginko.  Funny!  We had an enormous ginko tree on our property.  One of the most beautiful trees we’ve ever seen.  It was a female and the fruit smelled awful; like truckloads of dog poop, and that’s putting it mildly.

Others on the list are Arnica, Goldenseal, Ephedra, Black Cohosh, Licorice Root, Stinging Nettle, and Feverfew.

Read the full article with detailed explanation of each supplement, on WebMD, and talk with your doctor before taking any supplements.