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Botanicals; Herbalism; Medicinal Herbs 

 

Herbal Medicine refers to folk and traditional medicinal practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts for the treatment of medical conditions. The use of herbs to treat disease is almost universal among native peoples. A number of traditions have come to dominate the practise of herbal medicine in the west at the end of the twentieth century:- * The Western herbal tradition based on Greek, Roman and medieval sources, * The Ayurvedic tradition of India, * Chinese her...

Dietary supplements are defined under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 as a product taken by the mouth that contains a dietary ingredient that is intended as a supplement to the diet. By virtue of the act, this dietary ingredient could be one or any combination of the following: * a vitamin, * a mineral, * an herb or other botanical, * an amino acid, * a dietary substance for use by man to supplement the diet by increasing the total dietary intak...


Herbal Medicine as related to Dietary Supplements