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Alternative Therapy and Herbs: Supplements

Herbal products, their therapeutic uses and safety concerns are part of complementary health care.


  • Aloe
  • Black Cohosh
  • Camphor
  • Caraway
  • Chamomile
  • Chondroitin Sulfate
  • Cinnamon
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Comfrey
  • Don Quai
  • Echinacea
  • Feverfew
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginko Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Glucosamine
  • Goldenseal
  • Hawthorne


  • Hellebore
  • Hops
  • Hysop
  • Kava
  • Lobelia
  • Ma Huang
  • Melatonin
  • Milk Thistle
  • Red Clover
  • Royal Jelly
  • S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Shark Cartilage
  • St. John's Wort
  • Valerian
  • Walnut
  • Wild Carrot
  • Wormwood
  • Yarrow


NAMES: try searching under different names. Check the PDR for Herbal Medicines, for example

  • common name (e.g. Black Cohosh)
  • botanical name (e.g. Cimicifuga racemosa)
  • commercial preparation or trade name (e.g. Remifemin)


  • work backwards to find information
  • check the reference list in the PDR listing or for a journal article
  • references may be older but can show the development of research