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Unformatted text preview: he United States, most herbal In the United States, most herbal remedies are regulated as dietary supplements by the Food and Drug Administration. Manufactures of products falling into this category are not required to prove the safety or efficacy of their product, though the FDA may withdraw a product from sale should it prove harmful. Many herbs have shown positive results in Many herbs have shown positive results in invitro (in a test tube), animal model or smallscale clinical tests. The few replicated, randomized, doubleblind tests that receive attention in mainstream medical publications are often questioned on methodological grounds or interpretation. Likewise, studies published in peerreviewed medical journals receive more consideration than those published in specialized herbal journals. Most herbal traditions have developed without Most herbal traditions have developed without modern scientific controls to distinguish between the placebo effect, the body's natural ability to heal itself, and the actual benefits of the herbs themselves. A placebo is a preparation which is pharmacologically...
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This document was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course AGRO 1001 at LSU.
- Fall '11