an herbal product - treats Insect bites, Joint pain, Arthritis, Benign prostatic hypertrophy, Allergic rhinitis, and Plaque/ gingivitis
This information is based on a systematic review of scientific literature, and was peer- reviewed and edited by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com): EP Barrette, MD (Case Western Reserve University); William Benda, MD (University of Arizona); Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD (University of Toronto); Julie Conquer, PhD (RGB Consulting); Cynthia Dacey, PharmD (Northeastern University); Minyichel Gezahegne, PharmD (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy); Nicole Giese, MS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration).
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