So, I love anything free. Who doesn’t?
I am always signing up for free samples and have an email alert I receive for them. So, one day there is a free herb guide on the list so of course I
sent for it.
“herbs at a glance A quick guide to herbal supplements”
Well, it arrived in the mail the other day and imagine my surprise when I notice it is put out by the U.S. Department of health and human services.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines.
I was under the impression that the government did not want you using herbs for medicine.
Here’s how the booklet reads.
What it is used for example: stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat.
How it is used: how it can be purchased
What the science says: Studies that have been done and results
Side effects and cautions
I was surprised by some of the honesty in what the science says section, as they do say that not a lot of clinical trials and studies have been done.
They of course have the NCCAM funded investigation results as well. There is also a bit of contradicting in it as well.
Example: There is scientific evidence, then, for the same herb, there is not enough scientific evidence.
Overall it is a pretty neat little booklet, and I recommend it as another guide to herbs.
I was just surprised by whom it was putting out this booklet.
For more information:
So, what is/was your impression of the governments stance on herbal medicine?
The more I read, I am curious if anyone has any idea why they would even bother putting out this booklet?
edit on 2-3-2012 by chiefsmom because: question