P
Pantethine
Papaya
Passion Flower
Passion Fruits
PEANUT
Peach
Peas
Peony
Pepper
Peppermint Oil
Peppermint
Persimmons
Phellinus linteus
Phenylethylamine
Phosphatidylserine
Phyllanthus
Phytic acid
Potato
Potassium
Plum
Pomegranate
Proanthocyanidin
Probiotics - The benefits of probiotics include alteration of the intestinal micro-flora balance
Policosanol / Polycosanol
Propolis - Propolis may have benefits against a range of cocci and Gram-positive rods
Psyllium
Pterostilbene
Pumpkin
Pycnogenol - pycnogenol may pervent certain vascular or neurodegenerative diseases
Pyruvate
Q
Quercetin - Quercetin may  help prevent immune cells from releasing histamine
Quince
R
Radish
Raspberry Ketone
Recipe (low calories)
Red Clover
Red Wine
Red Yeast Rice - addition to possible side effects such as liver function abnormalities
Reishi / Lingzhi
Resveratrol-it may prevent the absorption of copper at high doses of resveratrol.
Rhodiola
Rhubarb
Ribose
Rice Bran Fiber / Oil
Rosemarinic acid
Rosemary
Royal Jelly side effects November 24, 2011      Review  
Rutin
S
S-adenosyl-L-methionine
Saffron - Saffron may have benefits on neurodegenerative disorders
Saw Palmetto
Schisandra
Scopoletin
Selenium
Senna
Shanzha (Cartaegus pinnatifida)
Shark Cartilage- Cartilage supplements are not perceived as medications and are presumed
Spinach
Spirulina -intake of spirulina may decrease bone mineral density under certain conditions.
Squash
Star Fruit
Stevia - I was so glad to read your article regarding STEVIA side effects.
Stinging Nettle - Long-term use of stinging nettle extracts may have benefits on the prevention of chronic
colitis.
St John Wort
Strawberry
Sucralose
Sulforaphane
Sweet Potatoes
T
Tangeretin - Tangeretin may have health benefits of brain protection.
Tannic Acid
Taxifolin
TCM
Tea Tree Oil
Theobromine
Thunder god vine
Tomatillo
Tomato
Tribulus terrestris
Turmeric [Curry]
Turnip
Tyrosine
S, U, V
Scopoletin
Seaweeds - Reviews, uses, benefits and side effects - December 25, 2011
Shark Cartilage - hypercalcemia is a potential side effects of shark cartilage
Shiitake mushroom benefits and side effects
Silymarin
Soy
Stevia - too many complaints received about stevia side effects
Urosolic Acid
Valerian
Vitamin D
Vitex
W,X,Y
Walnuts
Wasabi
Watermelon - Watermelon is my favorite fruit.
Whey - has benefits of blood pressure lowering.(suggested in an animal study)
Wheat Grass
Wild Yam
Witch Hazel
Wolfberry
Wormwood
Xanthinol nicotinate
Xylitol - Plums, strawberries, and raspberries are the rich sources of xylitol
Yarrow - Side Effects of Yarrow Yarrow Extract was reported.
Yohimbe - Yohimbe side effects are serious - anxiety, nausea, renal failure and even seizures!
Yucca

5-Hydroxytrptophan
E
EGCG
EggPlant
Echinacea
Eicosapentaenoic Acid EPA
Eleuthero
Ellagic Acid
Epicatechin
Essential Fatty Acid
Eucalyptus G.
Eurycoma Longifolia
Eve. Primrose Oil
F
Falcarinol
Fennel
Fenugreek - weight gain breastfeeding
Ferulic acid
Feverfew
Folate
Forskolin
Fig
Fish Oil
Flaxseed Meal   
Flaxseed Oil Benefits  Flaxseed Oil VS Fish Oil                
Flavonols
Fructose
Fruits-weight loss
Fucoidan
Fucoxanthin
G
Garcinia C.
Garlic  - Dietary Allium spices exerted antilithogenic influence
Galangal
Gallic Acid
Genistein
Gentiana
Geraniol
Ghrelin
Ginger - Ginger nutrition values, health benefits and side effects ginger root, ginger tea
Ginseng - The common ginseng side effects are mental status changes./   Ginseng Benefits
Ginseng/Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba - It is a blood thinner
Glisodin
Glucosamine
Glutamine
Glutathione
Gohyah Tea
Goji juice
Goldenseal - Goldenseal's benefits can be attributed to its alkaloids.
Gotu Kola
Grape juice
GRAPE SEED - Procyanidin B suppresses in situ estrogen biosynthesis.
Does grape seed extract lower bad cholesterol?
Grapefruit
Green Tea
Growth Hormone Stimulants
Goldenseal
Guar Gum
Guarana
Guggul Guggul may benefit people suffered from high cholesterol and obesity.
Gymnema - there was no toxic effect in rats treated with Gymnema sylvestre
H
Hawthorn
Healthy Food -> Risky
Hesperidin
Honeydew
Honokiol
Hoodia - ats dosed with the hoodia extract displayed a substantially diminished food intake
Hop
Horny Goat
Horse Chestnut -The side effects of horse chestnut may include stomach irritation, nausea
Horsetail
Huperzine A
Hyaluronic acid side effects, benefits  Injection
Hydroxytyrosol
Isatis Leaf
Isothiocyanates
Kaempferol
Kava Kava
Kelp - Good for normal thyroid functions, but not overdose yourself with kelp.  December 25, 2011
Kiwi
Krill Oil Krill Oil Vs Fish Oil  Krill Oil Benefits  
L
L-arginine
Lavender
Lecithin - Lecithin is a component of VLDL that helps to transport fats to the liver.
Lemon balm
Lettuce
Licorice
Limes
Limonene
Lingonberry
Linoleic Acid Benefits and Side Effects
Lobster (Tomalley)
Lutein
Lychee Benefits
Lycopene
M
Maca
Maitake Polysaccharides from maitake mushroom enhance innate immunity
Mango - A 22 year old female presented to the Emergency Department
Mangosteen
Marshmallow
Melatonin
Milk Thistle
Mistletoe
Motherwort
MSG
MSM
Mushroom Benefits
N
N-Acetylcysteine
Naringin
Nattokinase
Nectarines
Niacin - I don't know niacin side effects.
Nobiletin
Nutmeg
O
Octacosanol
Okra
Oldenlandia
Olive Oil -Benefits on chronic diseases and skin - Updated on November 22, 2011
Omegic Fatty Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Onion
Orange - Orange juice side effect--> Gout. Updated on December 04, 2011
Oregano Leaf Oil
Oregon Grape
Osthole
Herbs, Food, Vitamins, Supplements side effects and benefits
August 2013
If you are going to use herbs, vitamins and supplements, please, make sure that you know their benefits as well as their potential side effects as
well.

I'll pay attention to brand names and the ingredients listed as being contained in any product. Make sure the products have been in markets for at
least three years. Please, also follow the instructions on the bottle and don't overdose yourself. If you believe that a supplement or product is
causing side effects, it would be wise to cease taking it and contact your doctor or the manufacturer immediately.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your doctor before taking any herbs, supplements, medical foods etc. 2012
Food, herbs, herbal supplements side effects and benefits list
Herbs, herbal supplements, foods, vitamins, phytonutrients may have some kinds of potential health benefits, while, they all have some kinds of side
effects, toxicity especially at high doses. I have spent years to collect the relevant information and prepared the following articles, and most of the
recently upated articles also include warning and drug interaction. I hope, you enjoy these articles, and please, let me know how I can serve the
community better:

Supplement is not a cure for diseases. Quality of supplements may be different from brand to brand or even from batch to batch.
Patients must seek advices from their medical doctors for medical treatment.
Food, Herbal
Supplements
Potential Health Benefits
Acai
Potential health benefits include anti-cancer activities, blood pressure lowering
Acetylcholine
Potential health benefits include support on Alzheimer's disease, erection issues and some
vision issues.
Acetyl-L Carnitine
L-Carnitine and its esters may pose unique neuroprotective, neuromodulatory, and
neurotrophic properties.
Acidophilus
Lactobacillus acidophilus may produce bacteriocin CH5 to against certain yeasts and moulds,
as well as Salmonella Typhimurium and Campylobacter jejuni
Achyranthes
Achyranthees bidentata has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis and analgestic effects.
Acupuncture
Reduction of diastolic blood pressure was observed right after electrical stimulation of four
specific acupuncture points
Adlay
Limited studies have been done.
Ajowan
Potential benefits include chemopreventive effects, anti-fungus activities, anti-diarrhea, liver
protection and more.
Alfalfa
Alfafa's leaves contain approximately 3% saponins. These saponins may contribute alfalfa's
benefits on
cholesterol-lowering effects.
AHCC
AHCC may benefit the therapeutic effects and reduce the side effects of select anticarcinogenic
agents.
Allicin (Garlic)
Oral consumption of 5 g of this herb twice a day for 42 days led to a decrease of triglyceride
and the total cholesterol levels in a study of 30 subjects.
Allspice
Allspice may have health benefits on those at risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol or even
cancer.
Almond
Almond may have benefit of cholesterol lowering.
Aloe vera
Aloe vera may have benefits on patients suffered from irritable bowel syndrome or people at
risk of
diabetes, cholesterol and triglyceride.
Alpha Linolenic Acid
There are some evidence that eating foods high in alpha-linolenic acid may benefit people at
risk of heart diseases.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
(ALA)
Alpha-lipoic acid functions as an essential co-factor of the mitochondrial multi-enzyme complex
and thus plays an important role in energy metabolism. Alpha lipoic acid has been identified as
potentially beneficial for type 2 diabetes treatment or prevention.
Amla
Amla was found to have the potential to suppress carcinogen-induced response in rat skin,
intestine and liver etc. Amla may have benefits on people at risk of certain types of cancers and
high cholesterol.
Andrographis
Andrographis paniculata extracts have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Andrographis
paniculata may benefit people at risk of diabetes, cancers, insomina, viral infections and more....
Aniseed
Aniseed enchanced glucose absorption from the rat jejunum. Aniseed also showed anti-diuretic
effects in a rat study.
Anti-H. pylori herbs
 
Aphrodisiacs
I have run a quick check and I do find a few of herbs or natural substances which may enhance
sexual pleasure, libido, erection etc.
Apple
Apple is a rich source of phenolic phytochemicals. Definitely, eating apples provides health
benefits. Epidemiological studies have linked eating apples with reduced risk of some cancers,
cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar attenuates lipid profile in normal and diabetic rats.
Arnica
The herb Arnica montana, in topical formulations, has been reputed to decrease bruising and
muscle pain.
Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is believed to be able to benefit people suffered from many different diseases,
while its side effect may include stimulation of the thyroid gland.
Asian Pears
Asian pears are cousins to the pears that are typically seen in grocery stores, but this fruit is
similar to an apple and its many names reflect that characteristic.
Asparagus
Roots of Astragalus species are used to treat leukemia and for wound healing in Turkish folk
medicine.
Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment, it is also a powerful biological
antioxidant. Astaxanthin has strong free radical scavenging activity and protects against lipid
peroxidation and oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol, cell membranes, cells, and tissues.
Astaxanthin is  believed to have many health benefits.
Astragulus
Astragalus root has been used for thousand years in the Chinese society. It has become an
important remedy in the west since its effects upon the immune system came to light.
Atractylodes
Atractylodes macrocephala (Rhizoma Atractylodis; 白朮) is an herb
used in traditional Chinese medicine. Without much scientific support, atractylodes
macrocephala is believed to benefit people at risk of diabetes.
Arginmax
ArginMax has been marketed as the no. 1 natural, clinically-validated formula for improving sex
life (www.arginmax.com; Feb 13, 2011) on the market since 1997. ArginMax has two formulas,
one for men and one for women. Both formulas contain L-arginine, ginkgo and ginseng.
Artichoke
A study has shown the possible benefits of artichoke on high cholesterol and triglycerides.
Avena sativa
Particle size of the oats had little effect on the glycemic responses. Both Avena sativa or oat
and barley meals reduced glycemic responses.
Avlimil
Avlimil has been marketed as a supplement formulated with ingredients that have been show to
help women of all ages naturally balance hormones.
Avocados
Avocados contain 60% more potassium per ounce than bananas. One common side effect of
avocado intake is allergy or hypersensitivity.
Bacopa
Bacopa monnieri has been used in the traditional system of Ayurvedic medicine to improve
intelligence and memory for a long time. A study of 54 subjects shows intake of Bacopa
monnieri extract at dosage of 300 mg/day for 12 weeks improves the conditions of depression.
Banaba Leaf
An animal study indicates that banaba leaf extract may benefit people with obesity.
Barley
On December 23, 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that whole grain
barley and barley-containing products are allowed to claim that they reduce the risk of coronary
heart disease.
Banana
Banana nutrition is excellent, many people have banana as their foods. Banana is also a good
source of potassium, fiber and other phytochemicals.
Basil
Basil leaf extract was very effective in elevating antioxidant enzyme response by increasing
significantly the hepatic glutathione reductase, superoxide dismutase, and catalase activities.
Bay Leaf
Dried bay leaf has been reported to cause upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in Slovenia.
Beet
In a randomized cross-over study, researchers supplied 16 g of beet fiber to diabetic patients in
their diets. They found that intake of the beet fiber could result in a 10% reduction of serum
cholesterol in sulphonylurea-treated patients.
Bell Pepper
Bell peppers are a great source of vitamins A and C. Red bell peppers contain eleven times
more beta-carotene than green bell peppers.
Beta carotene
Beta-carotene is the major carotenoid occurring in the human diet and in the human organism.
Besides its function as pro-vitamin A.
Beta Cryptoxanthin
Beta-Cryptoxanthin is a major source of vitamin A, often second only to
beta-carotene, and is present in fruits such as oranges, tangerines, and papayas.
Beta sitosterol
beta-Sitosterol is a phytosterol with chemical structure similar to that of cholesterol. In vitro and
animal studies, beta-Sitosterol effectively inhibits invasion of tumor cells and metastasis.
black cohosh
Black cohosh was used in North American Indian medicine for malaise, gynecological disorders,
kidney disorders, malaria, rheumatism, and sore throat. Although some study results suggest
that black cohosh may have benefit of relieving menopausal symptoms, other study results do
not. Studies of black cohosh have yielded conflicting data
Beta Glucan
Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide in the form of fiber and the main element of fiber in grains such
as barley, oats, yeast and mushrooms. Beta-glucan may benefit people suffered from cancer.
Bilberry
Bilberry is suggested to improve night vision.
Bitter Melon
Bitter melon has been used for diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, malaria, chickenpox,
measles, and cancers. This "herb" may have good benefits.
Bladderwrack
This herb is a rich source of mucilage, algin, mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine,
bromine, potassium, volatile oils, and many other minerals.
Blackberry
Blackberry is a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid and manganese.
Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside of the blackberry juice is a scavenger of peroxynitrite and it exerts a
protective benefits against endothelial dysfunction and vascular failure induced by peroxynitrite
Black Currant
Oral administration of black currant juice and cassis polysaccharide
retarded the growth of the solid tumor by 45% and 51% respectively in an animal study.
Black Soybean
Black soybean has been used as a health food and herb in
China for hundreds of years. Several studies demonstrate that the daily intakes of soy foods
are associated with a reduced cardiovascular risk.
Bloodroot
The rhizomes of Bloodroot are used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments.
Blueberry
Beside, blueberry is a rich source of vitamin C and fiber; it also contains two important
compounds- anthocyanin and ellagic acid.
Borage Oil
Borage oil may benefit people suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Borage oil may also benefit
people suffered from eczema or other skin inflammation.
Boswellia
Boswellia may benefit people at risk of some inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and colitis.
Broccoli
Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables, it contains complex carbohydates (fiber),
protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, calcium and  iron.
Bromelain
Bromelain is also described as an enzyme that relieves sinus problems like congestion and
irritation in as much as 85% of those that suffer from allergies.
Brown Seaweed
Brown seaweed may offer benefits to people with high abdominal fat. Mitochondrial uncoupling
protein 1 (UCP1) is usually expressed only in brown adipose tissue (BAT) and a key molecule
for metabolic thermogenesis to avoid an excess of fat accumulation.
Brussels Sprout
Epidemiologic studies suggest that high dietary intake of Brassica vegetables, such as broccoli,
cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, protects against tumorigenesis in multiple organs.
Butterbur
Butterbur has been one of the most popular herbs in the last few hundred years. Butterbur may
have benefits for people with migraine, tension headache, spasms of the urogenital tract,
allergy, hay fever and asthma.
Buckwheat
Buckwheat sprout was found to contain quercetin, I-ascorbic acid, oxalic, malic, tartaric, and
citric acids, rutin, and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Animal / cell studies suggest that buckwheat
may have benefits of anti-cancer, cholesterol lowering, triglyceride lowering and anti-oxidative
activities.
Burdock
Burdock has been used in Essiac as an alternative-medicine anti-cancer therapy. A review of
patients taking Essiac shows that there was no obvious toxicity.
Butein
Butein inhibited iron-induced lipid peroxidation in rat brain homogenate. Butein also exhibited
degrees of inhibition on the cell proliferation of human colon adenocarcinoma cell line 220.
Cabbage
People who frequently eat cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables may help reduce their risk
of certain cancers.
Cactus
Cactus pads contain beta carotene, iron, some B vitamins, and are good sources of both
vitamin C and calcium.
Caffeine
Caffeine, a alkaloid found in numerous plant species, acts as a pesticide to paralyzes and kills
certain insects.
Calcium
Hypocalcemia (calcium deficiency or lack of calcium) is a condition of low blood calcium.
Calendula
Calendula combined with Symphitum showed benefit in stomach inflammation.
Canola oil
A group of 9 dairy cattle accidentally ingested large volumes of canola oil. Consequently, four
of the animals died.. So, we should not drink a large volume of canola oil.
Cantaloupe
Cantaloupe contains more sugars or honeydew does?
Capsaicin
Research demonstrates that capsaicin may be of beneficial use in the treatment of
neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
Cauliflower
Cauliflower contains a high amount of vitamin C, folate, fiber, and
complex carbohydrates.
Cat's Claw
Researchers have demonstrated that its benefits on chemoprevention are related to its main
component-C-Med-100.
Catuaba
The extracts are also found to inhibit the activities of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
effectively