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Tea Safety?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:50 pm
by missbelladonna
Hi everyone! I just ordered some dry herbs on Ebay. These are the ones I picked:

chamomile flowers
dandelion leaf
rose buds
valerian root

I intend to make tea with them as well as other things, but is there anything on this list that could be toxic or not a good idea to ingest? Also, what are some good sources for making sure whatever I blend is safe or if I can ingest them while I'm taking a certain medication.

I'd love to hear about how herbs help you guys spiritually as well :)

Re: Tea Safety?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:42 pm
by corvidus
The mandrake and valerian should be used with caution. They’re powerful.

Re: Tea Safety?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:04 pm
by SnowCat
You can ask a pharmacist about herb/drug interactions. It doesn't have to be at a pharmacy that you use, if you want a little more privacy. Just let the pharmacist know that you need counseling. That's their job.

Re: Tea Safety?

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:04 pm
by firebirdflys
Mugwort is not recommended for women who are pregnant or who wish to get pregnant, and mugwort is high in thujone so I wouldn't drink it for extended periods or to excess, it's hard on the liver. Valierian smells like dirty socks so tea is not for the weak of heart, and personally I wouldn't ingest mandrake at all. Always research the herbs you intend to ingest or put on your skin, some are phototoxic.
Chamomile is my favorite for sleep, however it may also be contra indicated in pregnancy.
Bb, Firebird

Re: Tea Safety?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:39 pm
by missbelladonna
Thanks everyone! I think I'll keep mandrake, mugwort, and velerian out of my tea just to be safe lol. I'll certainly look up recipes for oils and such for them though!

Re: Tea Safety?

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:36 pm
by CleverlyDisguised
Mandrake is ill advised, valerian used in tea or as a smoked substance (tossed in a fire or incense burner) promotes sleep and should be used in only small amounts. Mugwort I’m unfamiliar with so no comment.

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