Recommended Links to the World of Herbs
Government Agency Sites
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ClinicalTrials.gov - http://clinicaltrials.gov/
The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through its National Library of Medicine, has developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members and members of the public current information about clinical research studies.
Food & Drug Administration - Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, Dietary Supplements - http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/supplmnt.html
Overview of regulation by the FDA.
Healthfinder.gov - http://www.healthfinder.gov/default.htm
Healthfinder® is a free gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. healthfinder® can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
National Institutes of Health - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - http://nccam.nih.gov/
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is dedicated to exploring
complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous
science; training CAM researchers; and disseminating authoritative information.
National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements -
The ODS supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements. The ODS also provides advice to other Federal agencies regarding research results related to dietary supplements.
Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) - http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/index.html
The Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) is one of seven units in the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC) of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). NDL and its predecessor organizations in USDA have been compiling and developing food composition databases for over a century. NDL has an interdisciplinary staff composed of nutritionists, dietitians, food technologists, and computer specialists.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
U.S. National Library of Medicine - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome-text.html
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