Medicinal Herbs: Answers and Advice, Part 1

Hosp Pract (1995). 2001 Jul 15;36(7):57-60. doi: 10.3810/hp.2001.07.244.

Abstract

Many herbal medicines have been used for centuries but have only recently been subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny. Fever-few, milk thistle, tea tree oil, and valerian are considered safe for use by most patients. All four appear to provide some benefits in treating or preventing illness, but the supporting evidence is inconclusive in some cases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / pharmacology
  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Interactions
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Milk Thistle / physiology
  • Milk Thistle / therapeutic use*
  • Patient Selection
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plants, Medicinal / physiology
  • Plants, Medicinal / therapeutic use*
  • Tanacetum parthenium / physiology
  • Tanacetum parthenium / therapeutic use*
  • Tea Tree Oil / pharmacology
  • Tea Tree Oil / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Valerian / physiology
  • Valerian / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Anti-Infective Agents, Local
  • Tea Tree Oil