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Natural Medicines

High-quality, evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine

What is Natural Medicines?

Natural Medicines was founded by healthcare providers and researchers at Therapeutic Research, publisher of the Pharmacist's Letter and Prescriber's Letter and includes:

  • Evidence-based monographs: Get scientific information and ratings for over 1,400 natural ingredients and alternative therapies.
  • Commercial Product Ratings: Detailed information and evidence-based ratings for over 90,000 dietary supplement products.
  • Interaction Checker: Prevent potentially dangerous drug-supplement combinations.
  • Effectiveness Checker: Find out what works and what doesn't for any medical condition.
  • Nutrient Depletion Checker: See what nutrients are depleted by drugs and when a supplement might be needed.

Also included are evidence tables and discussion(s), statistical analysis, and quality rating of available clinical trials. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition. This is an excellent resource to utilize in the clinical setting and can serve as a teaching tool with your patients.

Complementary & Alternative Health Resources

Looking for more information? The internet is full of opinions and it can be difficult to find authoritative information. Try one of these recommended resources if the Natural Medicines database doesn't have everything you need or if you need freely accessible information to share with your patients.

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