Contraindications & Side-effects
Side effects are mostly gastric discomfort and diarrhea. Do not use if pregnant. Skullcap increases potency of drugs. Exercise caution, especially Type 1 diabetics.
One percent of the users experience a loss of taste. Rare side effects include dry mouth, bitter taste in mouth, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
If taken by itself in large dosages or for an extended period can cause pseudoaldosteronism. If used in combination with other herbs it is generally safe. Should be avoided if pregnant.
In TCM it is contraindicated for those with a deficiency of the spleen with diarrhea.
Cordyceps is a synergistic with cyclosporin A and antidiabetic medications, therefore dosages may need to be reduced.
Contraindicated in pregnancy. May soften bowels.
Some people experience jitteriness if taken at night.
May increase effects of interferon and acylovir. May decrease effectiveness of cyclophsphamide. Exercise caution.