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Herbal Dietary Supplements

When you are looking into herbs and herbal supplements, how and where you choose to do your research plays a big part in what results turn up. Just entering "herbs" as opposed to "herbal supplements" can drastically alter what type of information the search engine provides. In addition, your intended purpose of the herbs influences the information available to you.

Alternative Medicine on provides you with excellent resources. Right from the start, you can look for possible drug/herb interactions as well as have access to an herb database. This section will also address the warnings and limitations of herbal use for the average consumer.

When looking to use any type of herbal supplement, it is always wise to have as much information as possible. Equally important is discussing any herbal use with your physician should you be on any medications.

If you have any further questions, please stop by the Wellness Center or call (408) 554-4448.