Herbal products: behaviors and beliefs among Italian women.

  title={Herbal products: behaviors and beliefs among Italian women.},
  author={Silvana Zaffani and Laura Cuzzolin and Giuseppina Benoni},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  volume={15 5},
PURPOSE The use of phytotherapy is growing worldwide, but the popular perception is that this kind of approach is natural and therefore safer than traditional medicine; for this reason the use is frequently not communicated to the doctor. Instead, even if many herbal remedies are benign in nature, some of these therapies have potentially harmful side effects or adverse interactions with other medications. So, the purpose of our study was to analyze the behavior patterns and decision-making… CONTINUE READING

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