This is an ongoing spreadsheet aiming to provide up-to-date information from valid sources regarding common botanicals and herbs used by the general public as alternatives or ancillary treatments. As an informed and empowered patient, we hope to provide you with valuable information that you can use to make educated decisions with a healthcare professional.
Feel free to let us know if you are aware of any new research or if you would like to see something additional added to the data!
Disclaimer: As always, consult your doctor before starting any treatment regimen on your own. Many natural botanicals can interact with medications and cause harmful or negative results.
Green – These items are generally considered to have few negative side effects when taken moderately, although health benefits may be minimal, trivial, or non-existent in significant measure.
Yellow – These items should be considered with caution or may not have enough study to prove benefits, and all regimens should be discussed with your doctor.
Red – These items do not have sufficient evidence, and it is generally agreed that the risks of taking these botanicals outweighs any possible benefit at this time.