The efficacy of herbal medicine – an overview

@article{Ernst2005TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of herbal medicine – an overview},
  author={Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Fundamental \& Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19}
}
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
Herbal medicine has become a popular form of healthcare. Even though several differences exist between herbal and conventional pharmacological treatments, herbal medicine can be tested for efficacy using conventional trial methodology. Several specific herbal extracts have been demonstrated to be efficacious for specific conditions. Even though the public is often misled to believe that all natural treatments are inherently safe, herbal medicines do carry risks. Ultimately, we need to know… 
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