From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-11 12:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: some new herbal info
>I feel it is imporatant to note that the report you heard was based on
>humans, right? Anesthesiologists are stating that older persons taking Ginko
>Biloba are at a higher risk of intra-cranial hemorrhage and have an
>increased chance of suffering a stroke during surgery ( which I believe is
>not very common in animals in general). Valarian and Kava are other herbal
>therapies that can complicate surgery. Reports say that these two herbs have
>properties that can place a person in a deeper anesthetic stage than what
>anesthesia alone would cause. I agree that reading labels and becoming
>familiar with what you are giving your loved ones or taking yourself is VERY
>IMPORTANT!! However, even more important is letting your veterinarian know
>you are giving these herbal remedies to your pet. K.M.
Excellent points all around!