Archive Initiative - Herbal Safety

November 10, 2015

Herbal Safety – 2001 - 2004

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind. Throughout the past two decades, the United States saw a dramatic increase in the use of complementary and alternative medicine, including herbal supplements.

To better inform the community on the safety of herbal products, a partnership was formed between the Paso del Norte Health Foundation and the UTEP/University of Texas at Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program. Educational products were developed through this partnership, including the development of a bilingual website and a guidebook that explores research findings related to specific herbs in the Paso del Norte region.

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