Herbal Supplements: Talking with your Patients

Joyce K. Anastasi, Michelle Chang, Bernadette Capili

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The popularity and prevalence of herbal products and dietary supplements in the US has grown steadily. Patients are increasingly using them to prevent disease, complement conventional therapies, and promote well being and health. Nurse practitioners play a critical role in discussion, communication, and education of herbal supplement use. This article provides a review of commonly used herbal supplements regarding recent evidence for efficacy, possible drug interactions, and safety considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Botanicals
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Herbal supplements
  • Herbs
  • Side effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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