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Herbal medicine

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Herbal medicine - myDr.com.au

Herbal medicine - use of plants or plant parts for healing - is part of many traditional systems of medicine and has influenced conventional medicine, but differs in its underlying philosophy.

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Herbal and dietary supplements

The use of herbal medicines is common. Herbal medicine is defined as a plant-derived product used for medicinal and health purposes; commonly used herbal supplements include echinacea, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St John’s wort and valerian.

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Asthma and complementary therapies - myDr.com.au

Find out the effect that complementary therapies such as herbal medicines and acupuncture can have on your asthma.

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Adverse reactions to alternative medicines - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Adverse reactions to complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)

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Breastfeeding and herbal preparations | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Herbal preparations and breastfeedingWhile we often assume that herbal or natural remedies are harmless, this is not always true. Herbal preparations are not required to have the same level of testing and proof that they work as do prescription medicines. As a result, we know less about their side effects during breastfeeding. Some are known to be quite safe. Others have been shown to contain components that may not be safe.

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Naturopathy - myDr.com.au

Naturopathy aims to provide holistic or whole body healthcare by drawing on treatment methods from several traditional systems of healthcare, such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and homeopathy.

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Are lavender oil capsules effective for anxiety? - NPS MedicineWise

Seremind is the brand name for a complementary medicine that contains a special preparation of lavender oil as an active ingredient

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Complementary medicines | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Complementary medicines (also known as 'traditional' or 'alternative' medicines) include vitamin, mineral, herbal, aromatherapy and homoe

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Complementary Medicines

Complementary Medicines It is expected that people with diabetes will, at various times, have other health conditions that may require medication

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An overview of the regulation of complementary medicines in Australia | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

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