Consult a health care practitioner prior to using with other medications or if you suffer from bleeding disorders. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding or if you are planning to conceive. Do not use with herbs or medications that have hypoglycemic potential, including insulin, oral diabetic medications and herbs such as ginseng. Do not use if you have an allergy to the asteraceae/compositae family. Do not use with progressive systemic diseases, such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenosis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS and/or HIV infection or auto-immune disorders. Do not use if you are taking diuretics, cardiac glycosides, corticosteroids which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Do not use if you have hypertonia, hyperkalemia, hypertension, renal disorders, cholestatic or liver disorders, cardiovascular disorders or severe obesity. Discontinue use if allergic reactions occur. This product may have hepatoxic and nephrotoxic effects; discuss any side effects with your health care practitioner. Overconsumption of the constituent glycyrrhizin can cause potassium levels in the body to fall. When that happens, some people experience abnormal heart rhythms, as well as high blood pressure, edema (swelling), lethargy and congestive heart failure.