Common Herb Chart

Common Herb Chart

 

Complete the following table using information from sources other than the course text. Provide references.

 

Discuss in the first column the various therapeutic uses for the herbal agent.

 

Write in the second column a summary of some available scientific studies that provide evidence for efficacy in any of the therapeutic uses listed in the first column. If there are no good scientific studies, note the absence of good studies.

 

List in the last column any potential side effects or possible adverse reactions that could occur with the use of the herbal agent.

 

Name of herb

Therapeutic use

Scientific studies

Cautions and warnings or side effects

Glucosamine

 

 

 

Echinacea

 

 

 

Garlic

 

 

 

Ginger

 

 

 

Ginkgo biloba

 

 

 

Kava

 

 

 

Lavender

 

 

 

St. John’s wort

 

 

 

Fish oil

 

 

 

Other