The term herbal medicine is used to describe medicines that are prescribed or sold as a supplement or for treatment of conditions that aren’t considered to be medical problems.
In some cases, they may contain herbal ingredients.
For example, they can help treat allergies or asthma.
But many other herbal medicines can be used for treatment or prevention of diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritis.
Some herbs are also used for dietary supplements.
Some are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including pain, diarrhea, and constipation.
In general, it is best to discuss with your health care provider if you have a history of these medical conditions or any other conditions.
For more information, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, herbal medicines.
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