Herbal Therapies

Clin Geriatr Med. 2004 May;20(2):237-57. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2004.02.009.

Abstract

In summary, herbs are commonly used, and it is the physician's responsibility to have better documentation of this practice by encouraging patients to report use of herbs, and to look for any unusual side effects that can occur in terms of herb-drug or herb-herb interactions.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Attitude to Health
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome