Commentary on “Herb and Supplement Use Among the Retail Population of an Independent, Urban Herb Store”

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Dorothy G. Herron, Clinical Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The use of herbs and supplements has risen 100% in the last 10 years in the United States (Mayo Clinic, 2007). Sales of all supplements reached $18.8 billion in 2003 (Mayo Clinic, 2007), with herbs alone estimated at $4.2 billion in 2001 (Kelly et al., 2005). Many of the people taking herbs do so based on the information available in the media, including the Internet. Many base their information on the recommendations of family members or friends. Others may rely on herbalists or the sales staff in an herb store. Often the people who choose to use herbal supplements take prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well with no knowledge of possible interactions or amplifications.

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Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26(1). 36-37.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Herbs, Supplements, Study evaluation

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