Are Herbal Supplements Safe?

  • Shahin Akhondzadeh Professor of Neuroscience School of Medicine Tehran University of Medical Sciences
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Abstract

Introduction:lthough herbal medicine have been used by traditional healers and physicians for thousands of years, these herbs are still being probed by researchers hoping to unlock their full therapeutic potentials. There is still much to learn about the biochemical and clinical effects of the individual constituents and of the various parts (petals, stigmas, leaves, and roots) of these plants. Many of today’s synthetic drugs originated in the plant kingdom, and less than two hundred years ago, the major pharmacopoeias of the world were dominated by herbal drugs-

Author Biography

Shahin Akhondzadeh, Professor of Neuroscience School of Medicine Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Introduction:lthough herbal medicine have been used by traditional healers and physicians for thousands of years, these herbs are still being probed by researchers hoping to unlock their full therapeutic potentials. There is still much to learn about the biochemical and clinical effects of the individual constituents and of the various parts (petals, stigmas, leaves, and roots) of these plants. Many of today’s synthetic drugs originated in the plant kingdom, and less than two hundred years ago, the major pharmacopoeias of the world were dominated by herbal drugs

References

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Published
2018-07-24
How to Cite
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Akhondzadeh S. Are Herbal Supplements Safe?. CRCP. 3(1):1.
Section
Editorial