oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Herbal medicines for menopausal flushes : still just "hot air"? : women's health

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including herbal medicines, has become popular because of the mistaken belief that "natural" or herbal medicines have no side-effects. The term "natural" or "herbal" sends a message to the consumer that the medicine is safe. However, there is no such thing as a "natural" medicine, and all medicinal products, "natural", herbal or conventional, are made in factories.

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