an herbal product - treats Improved workplace efficiency, Rheumatoid arthritis pain, Depression, Anxiety, Ear pain, Spasmolytic, Aggressive behavior, Pain, Eczema, Overall wellbeing, Cancer, Hypnotic/sleep aid, Perineal discomfort after childbirth, Neck pain, Agitated behavior, Low back pain, Dementia, Alopecia/hair loss, Antibacterial, and Quality of life
This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer- reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): Ethan Basch, MD (Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center); Dawn Costa, BA, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Ivo Foppa, MD, PhD (Harvard University); Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Eileen Kingsbury, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Richard Liebowitz, MD (Duke University); Jamie Nelson, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Michael Smith, MRPharmS, ND (Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine); David Sollars, MAC, HMC (New England School of Acupuncture); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Nancy Tannous, PharmD (Northeastern University); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).
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