Botanical supplements can in a variety of forms, such as products (fresh and dry), extracts (solid and liquid), capsules, tablets, powders, teas and more. The same plant or plant part can be available for consumption in a variety of ways. Ginger root, for example, comes in fresh, dried, powdered, liquid and capsulated form. The form in which a botanical supplement is made available is largely due to the way it is best consumed for healing the body.
Many wonder whether botanical supplements are safe to take. It is worth noting that there are some herbs that can be harmful for pregnant women, children and individuals that have certain diseases or conditions. Botanical supplements can also have an adverse effect when mixed with pharmaceuticals, as well as other minerals and vitamins. It is important to know which herbs and botanical supplements compliment each other and which cannot be taken simultaneously.
Those that are interested in using botanical supplements for healing purposes should find out as much as they can in regards to particular products.