Flashcards in Final Study Guide: Herbal products Deck (11)
What is DSHEA?
Regulates herbal dietary supplements: defined as taken by mouth and contains a 'dietary' ingredient to supplement diet.
*may include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, and nutrients
Once herbal products are marketed who is responsible for insuring they are safe?
Can Herbals be promoted to diagnose, cure, or prevent disease?
What is St. Johns Wort?
Promoted to treat depression
What is Echinacea?
Promoted to treat colds (controversial)
What is Aloe Vera?
-Promoted for skin care and help with wound healing
-Dietary supplement to treat constipation
What is Cranberry?
Used to preven UTI's
What is Garlic?
-Slowly lowers Cholesterol (minor effect)
-Some thinning of blood
What is Ginko?
-Promoted to improve memory
-Can increase bleeding risk
What is Ginseng?
Boost immune system
May lower blood sugar