Posted by Larry Hoover on May 21, 2005, at 9:43:59
In reply to EXTENSIVE information on boerhaavia, posted by world citizen on May 4, 2005, at 23:13:55
I'm not too impressed by what I found on the net.
It does have cortisol suppression activities, but it also has a profound impact on the pancreas, stimulating insulin release. This could lead to hypoglycemia.
It is also, apparently, good for insomnia.
The other thing is, in traditional medicine, it is never taken for more than a week.
In other words, it is an acute treatment, not a maintenance medication.