TITLE

No strong evidence for herbal remedies

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Menopause International;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on the use of herbal remedies in relieving menopausal symptoms. It references to a study published in the journal "Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin" which claimed there was no evidence "either way" that herbal remedies relieved menopausal symptoms. The herbal remedies included in the study were black cohosh, red clover, and Dong quai, among others. The safety of herbal treatments is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
37577751

 

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