Herbal remedies. How much do you know?

Aust Fam Physician. 1998 Nov;27(11):1037-40.


In this article the importance of knowledge about herbal remedies in general practice is discussed using guarana (Paullinia cupana), St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), and gingko (Ginkgo biloba) as examples. Obtaining information about herbal remedies can be difficult. Lack of clinical data about the use, safety, efficacy and general practitioner attitudes to herbal remedies creates research opportunities in this area of general practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Family Practice / methods*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plants, Medicinal / therapeutic use*