Hey Binki...Myself? I wouldn't try to take anything that I didn't know what was in it. I had a friend that gave me some mysterious leaf to suck on when I had a sore throat and it made my entire mouth itch and burn for about 6 hours. If your doc can explain what it is and it all sounds benign and harmless...try it, but if it was me? I wouldn't put anything in my body again unless I was informed of all the ingredients and side effects. You know us fibro-mites...we are sensitvie to everything!