From the US National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, "Herbs at a Glance" consists of a series of fact sheets about specific herbs or botanicals. For each herb, the following information is provided: introductory statement, common names, Latin names, what it is used for, how it is used, "what the science says," side effects and cautions, sources, and links to additional resources.
Good health information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 750 diseases and conditions as well as lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
The US Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. Some health care providers practice both CAM and conventional medicine.
The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The subset will retrieve dietary supplement-related citations on topics including, but not limited to:
biochemical role and function — both in vitro and in vivo;
health and adverse effects;
traditional Chinese medicine and other folk/ethnic supplement practices;
cultivation of botanical products used as dietary supplements; as well as,
surveys of dietary supplement use.