Generally, Chinese herbal medicine is very safe, especially when prescribed by fully qualified professionals. The herbs prescribed at Asante are all plant based. We do not use toxic or poisonous plant material, nor do we use any animal or mineral products in our prescriptions. Dosages are used in accordance with traditional formulas which have been safely used for thousands of years and that have treated millions of patients worldwide.
In the UK, there are strict controls placed on which traditional herbal medicine ingredients we can use in practice, this is regulated by law and provides an high degree of safety to patients.
We only work with herbal suppliers who comply with CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) restrictions.