Posted by: Mary | 2007/06/21

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)


I have been doing reasearch on natural treatment of this
and came across some nice herbs/supplements

Are these available in any form in South africa

5-HTP dosage
Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)
Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Scullcup (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Verbena (Verbena officinalis)
Withania (Withaniasomnifera)
German chamomile
lemon balm
gota cola.

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Dear Mary
You need to check with your local chemist and health shop to see if they stock these products. Please do not take ANYTHING for Obsessive compulsive disorder WITHOUT discussing this with the dr who is treating you, because a) even herbal medications and compounds can interfere with your present medication, b) herbal products can be highly toxic (e.g. Kava Kava has been banned internationally because it causes liver disease) or cause very serious side-effects. Just because the people who make these products say that their products are 'natural and safe' does NOT mean that they are safe.
Take great care

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