The 'Natural Health Service': natural does not mean safe

  title={The 'Natural Health Service': natural does not mean safe},
  author={Francis J. Dunne},
  • Francis J. Dunne
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, treating everything from non-specific ailments such as backache and colds to serious conditions, including depression and cancer. In this review, a few commonly known plants with psychotropic effects (St John’s wort, Ginkgo biloba , kava, ginseng and valerian) are discussed by way of illustration. The readers’ attention is brought to important interactions between herbal remedies and conventional drugs. A background to the constituents… CONTINUE READING

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