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    Your mother-in-law (for example) came to you and said she is now taking an Asian herb that she purchased on the Internet. What questions and/or concerns would you have about this issue? What might you do to find out more information about the herb? Do you believe that all natural substances are safe? Why or why not?

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    The first thing I would want to know is what the herb is and what is it supposed to do. It is important to know what plant is being used and if it is a mixture. This is important to determine if there are any potentially hazardous or allergenic compounds in what she is taking. Once it is ...

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    Short paragraph with web references regarding the safety of herbal remedies.