ERIC Number: EJ725338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Reference Count: 8
Nature's Pharmacy: Do You Have a Green Tongue?
Journal of School Health, v75 n8 p323 Oct 2005
The use of plants for healing purposes has been prevalent in all cultures throughout history and continues to play a role in medicine today. While herbal medicine has much to offer, adverse effects can result from lack of quality control and standardization, consuming an inadequate dose, using the wrong herb, and reactions with modern drugs. To promote safe health care consumerism, a thorough examination of the herbs that are among the most widely used natural medications in America is suggested. Health educators have the opportunity to initiate discussions and implement lessons regarding herbal medicine. This teaching strategy invites students to access credible information related to herbal medicine needed for its safe implementation into daily lives.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Quality Control, Medicine, Health Education, Drug Therapy, Plants (Botany), Health Promotion, Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States