Thursday, June 11, 2009

Herbal Medications

We still see many patients using herbal medications. Within 24 hours 2 patients came from the same district hospital with uterine ruptures (a rare, life threatening condition) Muruka found herbal medications inside one. Thinking these might be the cause we've tried to figure out what herb was used. But as Muruka says, "Take every tree, herb and shrub, multiply by 3 and that's how many remedies there are. 3 because you can use the leaves, bark or root to make the medication." I think God gave us many natural options for medicine and it would be a great research project in this area for a medical student, but in general I have yet to see a good outcome from herbal medication in pregnancy.

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