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Consumer Health Minute: Herbs at a Glance and HerbList app

Posted by on March 10th, 2021 Posted in: Health Literacy
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a few dandelions in a yardDo you have clients or patrons requesting information about herbs and botanicals for health? Rather than providing information from questionable sources, turn to the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH NCCIH). NCCIH includes information on various types of complementary or alternative health but there’s also a section called Herbs at a Glance with authoritative information about herbs and botanicals.

These fact sheets provide brief information including:

  • What the science says and what is being learned about the specific herb or botanical
  • The safety of the herb or botanical
  • What to keep in mind
  • Resources for additional information

Herbs at a Glance is also available in an app called HerbList for mobile access available through the App Store and Google Play.

Image of the author ABOUT Carolyn Martin
Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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