In Vancouver, a local herbalist says she has been told to stop selling herbal medicine because it is unsafe.
The CBC News investigation found that some herbalists say that the herb has the potential to cause serious and sometimes fatal conditions, including cancer and birth defects.
In a letter sent to the CBC, the Vancouver B.C. Health Department said that “there is no evidence that herbal medicine is unsafe for medicinal use” and that there is no safety data.
However, the department added that the “evidence is currently insufficient to recommend it be promoted for medicinal purposes.”
The Vancouver B