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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

2

Once herbal products are marketed who is responsible for insuring they are safe?

The FDA

3

Can Herbals be promoted to diagnose, cure, or prevent disease?

NO

4

What is St. Johns Wort?

Promoted to treat depression

5

What is Echinacea?

Promoted to treat colds (controversial)

6

What is Aloe Vera?

-Promoted for skin care and help with wound healing
-Dietary supplement to treat constipation

7

What is Cranberry?

Used to preven UTI's

8

What is Garlic?

-Slowly lowers Cholesterol (minor effect)
-Some thinning of blood

9

What is Ginko?

-Promoted to improve memory
-Can increase bleeding risk

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What is Ginseng?

Boost immune system
May lower blood sugar

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What is Ephedra?

-Sympathomimetic: contains ephedrine
-Used for anorexia and as a stimulant

*FDA requires removal from most OTC products, although still will occasionally be seen in herbal preparations.