From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-06-22 22:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: TImmy's Tonic
>Oh, also, there is NO WAY that I would try
>natural remedies FIRST. Gotta get the medical
>facts first....herbs and alternatives as a very
>second course of action.
I have to agree with that, also must agree with an astute earlier
poster when she pointed out that some herbs can be counter-indicated
for certain medical conditions or medications. The point about
licorice having circulatory dangers was right on mark, and certainly
it is not alone. Pretty well anything strong enough to heal is also
strong enough to do harm.
Does that mean that herbal meds should not be used? Of course not!
It merely means that they should receive the same levels of respect
as other meds. People CAN find out the downsides of meds as well as
their good points from product inserts (in standard meds), books, and
responsible websites. If you use the search engine you will find
various resources that let you learn more about which herbal
medications and which standard medications to avoid for a given
ferret. One size does NOT fit all! Such resources are treasures to