oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Herbal medicines for menopausal flushes : still just "hot air"? : women's health
|Article Title||Herbal medicines for menopausal flushes : still just "hot air"? : women's health|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Affiliations||1 Amayeza Info Centre|
|Publication Date||Summer 2014|
|Pages||15 - 16|
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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