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Old 01-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by blessedwifenmama
As far as I know, elderberry syrup is safe during pregnancy. I would not hesitate to use it if I were feeling sick. I'm not an expert on herbal medicine, but I have seen experts say that it is safe.

Now this isn't directly answering your question, but herbal medicine and homeopathic medicine are not the same thing. Homeopathic remedies are so diluted that there is no detectable amount of active ingredient left, whereas herbal remedies are full of the active ingredients. At least that's how I understand it to work, but I have never looked into homeopathy much at all. I believe the dilution is one of the main reasons that homeopathic remedies are generally considered safe (and also one reason that people are so skeptical about them).

Again, I don't know a whole lot about this stuff, so if someone wants to come in and correct me, feel free.
Wow I'm a dummy! I totally thought they were the same thing! I thought "HOME"-opath was just homemade concoctions...tested and tried by our great grand relatives instead of buying OTC meds. Haha wow.
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