Yes, some herbal remedies have been associated with liver damage. While many herbal remedies are safe and effective when used properly, some can be harmful if taken in large doses or for extended periods.
One example is kava, a plant native to the South Pacific that is commonly used to relieve anxiety and promote relaxation. Kava has been linked to liver damage, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings about its use.
Other herbal remedies that have been associated with liver damage include:
- Black cohosh
- Greater celandine
- Jin Bu Huan
It’s important to note that liver damage from herbal remedies is rare, and most people can safely use herbal remedies when following the recommended dosage and usage guidelines. However, if you have a history of liver problems or are taking medications that can affect the liver, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider before using any herbal remedies.