Herbal medicine and the National Institute of Health

Posted: February 23, 2015 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Hogwarts School of Grid-Down Medicine and Wizardry


Most of you know by now, that I am simultaneously open and closed to the idea of herbal medications.

On the one hand, it is no secret that a substantial number of medications currently used by Western medicine, originated in a plant or fungus somewhere.  On the other hand, the world of herbal medications is drenched in poor science, marketing gimmicks, outrageous claims, and pure falsehoods.

Replace “swords” with “unfounded opinion”, “executive power” with “medical confidence”, and “masses” with “data”.

The NIH has established the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, whose purpose is to evaluate these claims.  I recommend their website for your consideration.

Some of you will note the “Herbs at a Glance” section, which I also recommend.  In point of fact, you can download the entire section as a free ebook in whatever format your e-reader likes.  Which seems like a good deal.

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