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View Resource Information Resource: About Herbs, Botanicals, and Other Products

This Web site from the Integrative Medicine Service of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) provides oncologists and other healthcare professionals with objective information on medicinal herbs and other botanicals. Users may search for a particular plant name or browse the entire catalog by letter of the alphabet. Searches yield a clinical summary for each plant, a description of...
View Resource National Institutes of Health: National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) "is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative (CAM) researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals." Some of the many NCCAM research...
View Resource Quackwatch: Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions

Quackwatch, provided by Dr. Stephen Barrett with the aid of a 127 member advisory board consisting of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, and professors, among others, has the simple purpose of combat[ing] health-related frauds, myths, fads, and fallacies." It does this through a series of articles, some brief, some detailed, and some book length, dealing with topics from Ayurvedic...