Herbal medicine: from the past to the future

  title={Herbal medicine: from the past to the future},
  author={Varro E. Tyler},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  pages={447 - 452}
  • V. Tyler
  • Published 1 December 2000
  • Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition
Abstract A brief discussion of the history of the use of herbal medicines from prehistoric times to the mid-twentieth century precedes an explanation of why usage of such remedies in the United States declined in the 1940s but returned to popularity in the 1980s. The provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 are presented together with its perceived influence, both positive and negative, on the health of the American people. Possible futures of herbal medicines are… 

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