When your child’s orthopedic surgeon tells you to get some homeopathic medicine, you’re likely to say yes.
But, is it really safe?
ABC News found that some of the most popular homeopathic remedies are actually quite dangerous.
And when it comes to the most commonly used, there’s a clear lack of scientific evidence to back up the claims.
ABC News: The Most Popular Homeopathic Remedies ABC News is reporting on some of these homeopathic cures, which often use a mix of herbs and minerals.
These are medicines that use a combination of the active ingredients to make it seem that their effectiveness can be boosted by just one or two drops.
The active ingredients can be anything from herbs like lavender to a natural extract of a plant, such as a cactus.
For example, if you’ve got a cacti and a plant in your home, then it might be okay to add a drop of lavender oil to it.
But if you’re not really sure what cactus oil is, you might be better off with an extract of the plant, said Dr. John Tipton, a naturopath who specializes in homeopathic and alternative medicine.
You could try a whole plant, or use the cactus extracts to create an extract that’s different from the one you have in your house.
Tiptons recommendations: Avoid cactuses and the cactoid oil.
If your child has a history of seizures, the cationic extract might help with that.
But try to use it in conjunction with other natural remedies that work for the child.
For children with ADHD, try using the plant extract to boost their concentration.
And if you have an eating disorder, you can use the extract to make your child feel full.
Tippons recommendations for using cactoids: The cactus extract is really helpful.
You should only use it as a first step.
Tippy’s recommendations for combining cactides and herbs: Try a mixture of lavend and cactus oils together to make a herbal tonic.
Tipping the scales of evidence?
Some experts say that if you use homeopathic medicines for kids, there are plenty of ways to help them.
For instance, if your child had a heart attack or stroke and needed emergency treatment, you could use a cotting mix to keep them alive and alive for as long as possible.
Tripp’s recommendations: Take the cotter’s mix with you when your child goes to the doctor.
Try it as an ingredient in a catered lunch for kids.
It might also be a good idea to use a small amount of the coterminum to add to a meal.
And, if the doctor tells you that you can take the cote in the morning, take it as soon as you get home.
For more on homeopathy, see ABC News’ new “The Biggest Controversy of All” podcast, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.