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Botanical Dietary Supplements: Background Information

A botanical is a plant valued for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and/or scent. Learn about herbal products, including dietary supplements, used to maintain or improve health.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

DrugDigest

Learn about drugs, vitamins, and herbs, and how the drugs you take compare with others. Check interactions between two or more drugs and get detailed information regarding potentially harmful drug interactions.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Commercial Entity--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Herbal Products and Supplements: What You Should Know

This fact sheet discusses the safety of herbal products marketed as "natural" products, the possible side effects of herbal products and interactions with prescription medicines.

Review Date: January 30, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

Herbal Supplements May Not Mix with Heart Medicines

Many herbal supplements can interact with medications to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and other conditions. Some interactions can be dangerous. This document lists common herbal supplements, foods and vitamins that can interact with heart disease medications.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Herbs and Supplements

Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Herbs at a Glance

Herbs at a Glance is a series of fact sheets that provides basic information about specific herbs or botanicals--common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information.

Review Date: March 07, 2011

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

My Dietary Supplements (MyDS) iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to keep track of the vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other products you take.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Questions and Answers About Selected Vegetables/Sun's Soup

Learn about the use of Selected Vegetables/Sun’s Soup, names given to several different mixtures of vegetables and herbs being studied as treatments for cancer and other medical conditions, including acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Review Date: December 10, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Questions and Answers about Valerian for Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders

Find an overview on valerian, an herb and dietary supplement used for insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

St. John's Wort and the Treatment of Depression

This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about St. John's Wort and depression, and summarizes the evidence about its effectiveness.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Tea and Cancer Prevention: Strengths and Limits of the Evidence

This fact sheet describes the ingredients contained in tea, and how tea might help to prevent cancer. Learn about research on the association between tea consumption and cancer risk.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Time to Talk About Dietary Supplements: 5 Things Consumers Need to Know

If you are thinking about or are using a dietary supplement, here are five points to consider.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practioners use herbs, acupuncture, and other methods to treat a wide range of conditions. .

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

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