The Relative Safety of Ephedra Compared with Other Herbal Products
This is a letter to the Editor by Dr. Julian Whitaker on the safety of ephedra. This herb has gotten a bad rap lately, but most adverse effects we have seen have been from overuse. People drop dead daily from LABEL use of Tylenol and ibuprofen but there’s no big congressional push to outlaw those two. Remember that natural medicine is held to a much higher standard and, more often than not, can withstand the additional scrutiny.
Ann Intern Med — Whitaker 139 (5): 385 -a.