Arnica (Arnica Montana)
Claim: Relieves aches; an anti-inflammatory and immune enhancer
Why you should avoid it: Can cause miscarriages, allergic reactions, paralysis, heart palpitations, death
Aconite (Aconitum napellus)
Claim: Eases joint inflammation, gout, RA
Why you should avoid it: Is a fast-acting poison that affects the heart
Adrenal, spleen, thymus extracts
Claim: Helps fatigue, and relives stress and inflammation
Why you should avoid it: Derived from animal organs. FDA warns organs could possibly contaminated.
Autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Claim: Lessens gout attacks and eases general arthritis
Why you should avoid it: Is a potential poison. Taken only as a prescription drug (colchicine) under a doctor's supervision.
Claim: Helps fibromyalgia, sleep disorders and depression
Why you should avoid it: Associated with esosinophilia myalgia, a serious illness that causes severe rashes, acute pain and other symptoms.
Claim: Helps fibromyalgia, sleep problems, depression, claims to "improve sexual and athletic performance and health"
Why should you avoid it: Has been linked to death, coma and seizures.
Claim: Eases sleep disorders and depression
Why you should avoid it: Is illegal in the United States. Associated with esosinophilia myalgia, a serious illness that causes severe rashes, acute pain and other symptoms.
Claim: Reduces inflammation
Why you should avoid it: Is poisonous. May cause hepatitis and kidney and liver damage.
Claim: Helps "rheumatism" and eases pain
Why you should avoid it: Has a high risk of contamination with anthrax and other bacteria.
Forewarned is forearmed, or as the Dutch saying goes: a warned man counts for two.
No matter how promising the words may sound, no matter how tempting it may be to give it a try, stay away from it. You may seem to be doing fine at the start, but it can ruin you in the long run.
That goes for any temptation. It may feel good in the beginning, but in the long run the effects are devastating. God gives us the strength to overcome temptation and the opportunity to flea from it . It is our choice, decision and responsibility to do so!
Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him