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Susan Detwiler <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 29 Sep 2000 10:09:39 -0500
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Excuse the cross posting, but Marylaine Block of Ex Libris mentioned this
website in her weekly newsletter, and I have to rave about it.

www.herbmed.org

Herbmed is a database of herbal medicines, with links to scientific evidence
of their efficacy, anecdotal reports about their efficacy, as well as their
mechanisms of action, preparations, suppliers, contraindications, adverse
effects.  The information links directly to sources like PubMed abstracts
and articles, the FDA Office of Special Nutritionals, Cornell University
Phytochem Database, and similar authorities.

In the description of their section for Evidence for Activity, they state
"Evidence for Activity  this includes data from controlled clinical trials,
observational data and case studies, and empirical knowledge from long
standing folk or traditional use. Users can determine which level of
evidence they find credible or useful for research purposes"

Quite well done.It's From the Alternative Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit, tax exempt organization. They also produce the peer-reviewed
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, indexed by major indexing
services (including Medline and Excerpta Medica)


Caveat: I've not used it enough to know how frequently it is updated.


Susan Detwiler
The Detwiler Group
Author: SUPER SEARCHERS ON HEALTH & MEDICINE (Information Today, Inc.,
October 2000)
Producer: DETWILER'S DIRECTORY OF HEALTH & MEDICAL RESOURCES
219 749 6534   [log in to unmask]  http://www.detwiler.com

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