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Useful App launched on herbal products

Useful App launched on herbal products

Publication date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

The US National Institute of Health (NIH) has launched an App providing research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.  HerbList™ provides rigorously researched scientific information to provide consumers and health care practitioners with unbiased information to make informed decisions about supplement use.

Herblist was developed by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). It has been designed to help consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access information about the science of popular herbs and herbal supplements including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and more than 50 others marketed for health purposes.

For each herb or botanical, the app includes an identifying picture, common names, information on what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. They can also mark favourite herbs for quick recall and offline accessibility.

The app was built using NCCIH's Herbs at a Glance webpage which are a series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals-common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

More information

HerbList is available to download for your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/herblist/id1382309745?mt=8

or to your Android device via Google Play 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nccih.herbsataglance

 

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Edition: Volume 3, Number 12, BJPCN Online 2018

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