Some of the restricted herbs are ridiculous. What are they thinking? Is it that so many stupid people abused them and caused severe problems? Did people die?
Remedies under threat
Cascara bark (Cascara sagrada, Rhamnus purshiana)
Helps stimulate a sluggish bowel.
Pau D'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa)
Anti-inflammatory, used for infection control.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, or winter cherry)
Anti-inflammatory, for arthritis and boosting the immune system.
Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis/Chinese skullcap)
For anxiety, headaches and pain relief.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
For stomach acidity, diarrhoea, headache.
Horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum)
Used to enhance libido.