Side Effects in small doses of herbs are not common, in any case, if you have symptoms call your doctor

Mountain Tea

There are no known side effects.


Forbidden to those that undergo a homeopathic therapy, cause mint stops the effect of homeopathic medicines.


It is not allowed to be used by pregnant women, especially breast-feeding mothers. Traditionally they used it to “cut” milk from mothers.


Caution should be taken by people with allergies, people taking anticoagulants or other interacting drugs.


It is not recommended for use by pregnant women.

Lemon Beebrush

In pregnant women it is given at the advice of the doctor, abuse can cause kidney problems.


Caution when used by pregnant women and from people with hypotension.


Caution should be exercised in the use of people with infections and inflammation of the gallbladder.


Care should be taken by people with kidney problems, diabetes or hypertension, people with allergies, and it is not recommended for use by pregnant and breast-feeding women.

Milk Thistle

Diarrhea, Stomach problems, Serious allergic reactions to people with allergy to plants belonging to the same family (for example, ragweed, chrysanthemum, calendula, and daisy).

Because it contains substances with estrogenic activity it can affect the sensitive hormonal system of men and women. By analogy, it can have adverse effects on gynecological or androgenic cancers and individuals with a strong corresponding hereditary burden.

Increased liver enzymes, fever, vertigo, headache, heart attack, burning sensation, high bilirubin (toxic substance) in the blood, weakness, increased creatinine, increased lactate dehydrogenase insomnia, irritability, itching, joint pain, liver damage, loss of appetite, nausea, sexual dysfunction, sweating, taste changes, tremor, vomiting and weakness.


There are no side effects.

Red Clover

Pregnant women, breast-feeding women or women with a history of uterine or breast cancer should not use the red clover.

It has not been ascertained whether the red clover is safe for young children and for patients with severe liver or kidney disease.

People taking hormone therapy (such as oral contraceptives) or anticoagulants (such as coumadin or heparin) should not use red clover without medical supervision.

Summer Savory

It is better to avoid during pregnancy


It should not be taken by people with heart disease or pregnancy.


If you take it in large doses and for a long time it can become a drug with poor blood circulation results and can get up to cerebral congestion.

Gingo biloba

The use of Ginkgo Biloba in children is not recommended, it should not be given to people who are being treated with anticoagulants such as heparin and warfarin.


Myrtsitin contained in parsley has a similar structure to amphetamines and is believed to be due to some of its properties. Apolium also contained in parsley is responsible for increased uterine motility and is thought to be associated with circulatory disturbances in the woman in large doses. Also, excessive consumption of parsley during pregnancy and breastfeeding is forbidden for the same reason. Finally, parsley contains small amounts of oxalate, which are natural substances in plants, animals and humans. When the concentration of oxalates in body fluids increases, can crystallize and cause health problems. For this reason, people with pre-existing kidney or gall bladder problems should avoid eating parsley.


Taking by children under the age of 12 has an increased risk of allergies such as the onset of rash, urticaria or even fatal allergic shock.

Traces of echinacin have been found to cause excessive salivation and severe burns when they come in contact with the lips or tongue.

It has been reported that some alkaloids found in the echinacea are toxic to the liver (may cause damage to liver cells), both in animals and in humans after long-term dosing at extremely high dosages.

The safety of pregnancy has not been documented during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Taking into account the lack of data, excessive use of the herb during pregnancy should be avoided.

There may be interactions with other medicines. Echinacea may be involved in immunosuppression treatment.


Because of lack of relevant studies, it is not recommended to use dictamnus from pregnant, breast-feeding and children.


Τhere is insufficient evidence of its use during pregnancy or breast-feeding and therefore it should be avoided. Studies suggest that it slows down blood clotting, so it is advisable not to use it for at least 2 weeks before scheduled surgery.


Since Astragalus stimulates immunity, it can interfere with drugs that are deliberately used to suppress the immune system, such as in the case of organ transplant recipients.

In general, Astragalus is a relatively safe herb that can be used for long-term immune support. However, people with fever or autoimmune diseases should be careful. It should also be noted that astragalus should be used as part of an overall treatment rather than an autonomous “cure” for each disease.

Devils Claw

Pregnant women and women in breastfeeding should consult a specialist before using Devil’s Claw. It is not recommended to use Devil’s Claw in children.

Devil’s Claw should not be taken by diabetics without the supervision of a specialist (the herb has hypoglycemic properties, ie it reduces blood sugar). It is not recommended to use Devil’s Claw in people with heart problems or people undergoing treatment to adjust their pressure (whether low or high).


No side effects from taking Valerian have been reported. Pregnant women and women in breastfeeding should consult a specialist before using valerian because it has not been proven safe to take in the above cases. It is not recommended for use in children.

Valerian should not be taken in cases requiring alertness. However, research has shown that valerian does not reduce the ability to drive or operate machinery.

Valerian should not be taken in cases that are treated with sedatives or other prescription drugs that affect the central nervous system. Unlike prescriptive tranquilizers, valerian does not have any harmful effects when taken with alcohol.


No significant side effects have been reported. Some reports say about effects such as increased heart rate, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness and reduced mental function.

It contains a small amount of cyanogenic glucosides reported for liver and pancreatic toxicity. While Passionflower is increasingly used in medicines, including homeopathic medicine, the potential benefits of using it in tea and in combination with other folk herbs using leaves or fruits can not be ignored.

Passionflower  should not be used in patients taking blood anticoagulants, as this combination is associated with an increased risk of bleeding.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you are taking antidepressant, anticoagulant or other medication, or if you have some years of illness consult your doctor before using the herb.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is not recommended in pregnant and lactating women.

In addition, while considered safe in general, it often interacts with drugs for the treatment of thyroid. It is preferable to consume up to two glasses per day.


It is advisable to avoid using it during pregnancy.

In large doses it is a drug. Care should be taken when consuming it from hypoglycaemic and diabetic patients.


The estrogen-containing plant is responsible for its anaphylactic effect on men. Overdosage turbulents become toxic and cause headaches, dyspepsia, vomiting, weakness, abdominal and heart pains.

Green Tea

There are few to non, known side effects or contraindications for adults. However, the following risks or complications must be made clear:

Caffeine sensitivity: Insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea and stomach upsets may occur in people with severe caffeine susceptibility.

Blood thinners: Those who take blood thinners (anticoagulants) should drink it with care because of their vitamin K content. It is also recommended to avoid green tea and aspirin because both reduce the efficiency of platelets in clotting.

Other stimulants: If you drink it with stimulant medications, it can increase your blood pressure and heart rate.

In particular, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with heart problems, or high blood pressure, kidney, or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or anxiety disorders should not take.


No side effects have been reported


Senna may cause slight abdominal discomfort (cramps). It is not recommended for prolonged use as a laxative, since prolonged use may affect the balance of water and electrolytes.

Senna should not be taken by people with intestinal obstruction (ileus) or undiagnosed abdominal symptoms. It is recommended that the dosage of senenoses should not exceed 15 mg in a single dose.

It is recommended to stop taking if there is a red color in the urine.Pregnant women and women in breastfeeding should consult a specialist before using Senna, as there is no safety data in use for these cases.

It is not recommended to use Senna in children.Finally, Senna can boost anticoagulant therapy by reducing the absorption of vitamin K in the intestine.


Dont use for many days, it brings dizziness and headache. Should not be used by pregnant, breastfeeding, affluent people, as well as those who suffer from stomach and intestines, in overdoses it becomes a drug and it is difficult to cut it.


At high doses, glycyrrhizin suppresses the enzyme 5-β-reductase, which is responsible for the inactivation of cortisol, aldosterone and progesterone in the liver, resulting in the appearance of an “aldosterone syndrome”, ie, blood pressure increase, potassium loss and sodium retention. Licorice should not be used for more than 6 weeks and not at a daily dose greater than 3 grams. Preventively, one can follow a diet rich in potassium and low in sodium. Avoid those who suffer from renal insufficiency and those using digoxin preparations. Also be avoided by pregnant women.

«μέτρον ἄριστον /everything in moderation»

Kleovoulos, Lindos, Greece