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    Do you believe on herbal medical treatment for the diseases control and health improvement?
    I believe on the herbs usage and mostly use the herbal products to control various diseases.
    I think these herbal medicines are more effective for the diseases control can prevent us from the serious side effects for the medications.
    Last edited by Hares; 03-30-2013, 10:38 AM.

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    Dear Hares,

    Dr. Hale states that herbal supplements fall under the definition of botanicals, which are plants or plant parts that are valued for medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor, and/or scent. Products made from botanicals that are used to maintain or improve health may be called herbal products, botanical products, or phytomedicines. Many herbal products are classified as dietary supplements, which means that they meet the definitions set forth by the FDA. Substances under this definition must be intended to supplement the diet, contain one or more dietary ingredients (including vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, and other substances), be intended to be taken orally, and be labeled as being a dietary supplement. As of 2010, the FDA has enforced Good Manufacturing Processes on all dietary supplement manufacturers. These measures were put in place to ensure that manufacturers guarantee a product's identity, purity, and strength. These products are not evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Dr. Hale's recommendation for breastfeeding mothers is to consult their physician or a qualified herbal specialist before beginning any herbal or homeopathic therapy. At this time there is insufficient data to determine safety regarding the wide array of products covered under this heading.

    Sincerely,
    Cindy Pride, MSN, CPNP
    TTUHSC InfantRisk Center

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