Herbal Medicine

Indie Labs Play Supplement Rating Game: New Product Evaluation Tools

By Jim Rowe | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

Independent laboratories and private companies are jumping into the dietary supplement rating game, hoping to bridge what many see as a gap in government oversight.

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Herb Side Effects Need Better Tracking: Inadequate Surveillance Leaves Data Gap

By Jim Rowe | Contributing Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

While herbal medicines are generally considered to be quite safe, there are currently no laws mandating physicians to report adverse events associated with herbs to federal authorities. Similarly, there are no laws requiring the FDA to investigate reported incidents. Without better national reporting and follow-up systems, it is difficult to gauge the true safety of common herbal medicines.

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Herb Industry Grows Increasingly Quality-Conscious

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor in Chief - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

As use of herbal medicines continues to grow, supplement industry trade groups are implementing a number of self-regulation systems to try and improve the quality and reliability of botanical medicine products.

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Teas, Tinctures, and Extracts: Understanding the Forms of Herbal Medicine

By Janet Gulland | Staff Writer - Vol. 1, No. 1. , 2000

It’s not just what herbs you take but how you take them. The form in which an herb is taken has a big impact on its clinical effects. Teas, tinctures, decoctions, standardized extracts and pills containing the same herb may have somewhat different effects. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a physician and herbalist, defines the different forms of herbal therapy and their merits and faults.

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Intensive Essential Oil Therapy: Effective Treatment for Common Acute Infections

By Corinne Adrion-Israelsen | Contributing Writer - Vol. 7, No. 4. , 2006

In the US, most people use aromatic essential oils for relaxation and other forms of aromatherapy. In France, they have a long history of internal use for the prevention and treatment of common infections. Corinne Andrion-Israelsen, who trained in the French tradition, explores the history and clinical application of plant essential oils.

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