Always consult your doctor before taking any new drugs or nutritional supplements.
In case of lupus, do not take the following:
- Supplements to boost defenses: They are totally discouraged and should NOT be taken. Lupus is a disease of the immune system, and if you take plants, supplements, or medications that stimulate your immune system.This can worsen the symptoms of inflammation.
- Anticoagulant plants: anticoagulants should not be taken if there is treatment with certain drugs, such as Aspirin or certain anti-inflammatory medicines. Consult your doctor before taking any herbal remedy.
- Alfalfa: contains an amino acid called L-canavanine, which stimulates the immune system and aggravate the symptoms of inflammation.
- Echinacea: This is a plant that stimulates the immune system and aggravate the symptoms of inflammation.