Herbal 'health' products: what family physicians need to know.

@article{Zink1998HerbalP,
  title={Herbal 'health' products: what family physicians need to know.},
  author={Therese M Zink and Jeffrey G Chaffin},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={1133-40}
}
Patients who self-medicate with herbs for preventive and therapeutic purposes may assume that these products are safe because they are "natural," but some products cause adverse effects or have the potential to interact with prescription medications. The United States lacks a regulatory system for herbal products. Although only limited research on herbs has been published, St John's wort shows promise as a treatment for depression. Ginkgo biloba extract is possibly effective for cerebrovascular… CONTINUE READING

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