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HerbList is a mobile app on herbal products

Herb App for Herb Safety and Effectiveness

HerbList™ is a mobile app that provides scientific, researched-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products. HerbList helps consumers, patients, healthcare providers, and other users to quickly access unbiased information about the science of many popular herbs and herbal supplements such as kava, acai, ginkgo, turmeric, and over 50 others that have been marketed for health purposes.

The app provides access to information on safety problems, side effects, and herb-drug interactions with additional links to resources for more information. Within the app, users can also mark their favorite herbs for quick recall and offline accessibility. Having access to this information will help you make informed decisions about supplement use.

The HerbList app was developed by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The app is built around the NCCIH’s webpage called Herbs at a Glance, which is a series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals, common names, what the science says, potential side-effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

The app can be launched through the National Library of Medicine’s app pages on the Apple App Store  and the Google Play Store.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – National Institute of Health