Not all herbal supplements are safePeople often resort to herbal supplements with a hope that they do not come with any side effects, but this long held belief is not true.

According to the August issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, some herbal products including supplements may result in fatal health complications and ailments.

 It is highly advisable that individuals on herbal products including the so-called safe supplements must disclose the same to the doctor before going for a new medication. It is important to note here that some of the health supplements need to be discontinued 2-3 weeks before specific surgical procedures as they can affect blood clotting, blood pressure control, and response to sedation.