Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Ignorance regarding herbal medicine

Expectant mothers who use herbal medicine are not given enough information with regard to dosage or possible side effects. This can cause complications for both mother and child.

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- Many expectant mothers believe that herbal medicine is safer than normal prescription drugs, as it is made from plants. Prescription medicine is looked upon as unnatural and sinister, says pharmacist Lone Holst of the University of Bergen, who recently received her doctor’s degree.

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