NIH launchings HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products

To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institute of Healthas National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbList™ a an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicineas app pages, HerbList is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

HerbList helps consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access information about the social sciences of popular herbs and herbal supplements including kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and more than 50 others marketed for health purposes.

Users can access information on potential safety problems, side effects, and herb-drug interactions with additional links to resources for more information. They can also mark favorite herbs for quick recall and offline accessibility.

HerbList offer merely scientific, research-driven information to provide consumers and health care practitioners with unbiased information to construct informed decisions about supplement use.

” an app for users is part of NCCIH’s effort to inform consumers and health care providers within the complementary and integrative health space ,” told David Shurtleff, Ph.D ., acting director of NCCIH .” People are considering herbs and herbal supplements for various reasons, and it is important that they are aware of what the research says about safety and effectiveness .”

The app was constructed using NCCIH’s Herbs at a Glance webpage; a series of brief fact sheets that offer basic information about specific herbs or botanicalsacommon names, what the social sciences says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

HerbList is available to download for your iPhone or iPad from the Apple App Store or to your Android device via Google Play.

About the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health( NCCIH ): NCCIHas mission is to identify, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health. For additional information, call NCCIHas Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
About the National Institutes of Health( NIH ): NIH, the nation’s medical research bureau, includes 27 Institute and Center and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is analyse the causes, treatments, and remedies for both common and rare cancers. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

Source: NIH

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