News tagged with herbal medicines

Safety concerns linked to herbal medicine use in cancer

(HealthDay)—For patients with cancer, use of herbal medicine has associated safety-related concerns, including direct toxic effects and increased chemosensitivity of cancer cells, according to a study published online Nov. ...

Dec 02, 2015
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How St. John's Wort can make you sick

St John's Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new University of Adelaide research.

Jul 01, 2015
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Limited evidence supporting herbal meds in GI disorders

(HealthDay)—Limited evidence supports use of herbal remedies in gastrointestinal disorders, and the lack of quality control must be considered, according to research published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Mar 10, 2015
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The hunt for botanicals

Herbal medicine can be a double-edged sword and should be more rigorously investigated for both its beneficial and harmful effects, say researchers writing in a special supplement of Science.

Dec 19, 2014
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