Question and Answer: Rosacea


| July/August 2000




In every issue of Herbs for Health, professionals from a variety of health-care fields answer your questions about using medicinal herbs. In this issue, Rosemary Gladstar and Robert Rountree answer your questions on treatments for low blood pressure, rosacea, and boils.

Rosemary Gladstar, author of Herbal Healing for Women (Simon & Schuster, 1993) and several other books on herbalism, runs Sage Moun-tain Retreat Center and Native Plant Preserve in East Barre, Vermont. Her experience includes more than twenty years in the herbal community as a healer, teacher, visionary, and organizer of herbal events. 

Robert Rountree, M.D., is a physician at the Helios Health Center in Boulder, Colorado, where he practices integrative medicine. He is coauthor of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child (Avery, 1994) and an Herb Research Foundation advisory board member. 

Please send your questions to Herbs for Health “Q & A,” Herb Companion Press, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537-5655; fax (970) 669-6117; or e-mail us at HerbsForHealth @HCPress.com. Provide your name and full address for verification, although both will be kept confidential.



The information offered in “Q & A” is not intended to be a substitute for advice from your health-care provider.

Hypothroidism and Low Blood Pressue


I’m fifty-three years old and I’m taking medicine for hypothyroidism. My blood pressure has always been low, but for the past few years it’s been very low (80/50). Please help me with this problem.
Also, can I eat yogurt when I take my vitamins and herbs?
Z. C.
Reading, Pennsylvania



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