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NIH Launches New Mobile App: HerbList

Posted by on June 14th, 2018 Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Mobile Devices, Non-NLM Resources, Search Tools


To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has launched HerbList™, an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. Developed by NCCIH and launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages, HerbList is available to download on iPhones or iPads from the Apple App Store or to Android devices via the Google Play Store. The app was built using NCCIH’s Herbs at a Glance webpage; a series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals, including common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

HerbList helps consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access information about the science 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 provides only scientific, research-driven information to provide consumers and health care practitioners with unbiased information to make informed decisions about supplement use.

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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