Herbal Fact Sheet; Valerian

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This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb valerian—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Valerian is a plant native to Europe and Asia; it is also found in North America. Common Names—valerian, all-heal, garden heliotrope Latin Name—Valeriana officinalis What It Is Used For • Valerian has long been used for sle...
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Herbal Fact Sheet; Thunder God Vine

thunder god vine
This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb thunder god vine—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Thunder god vine has been used in China for health purposes for more than 400 years. Common Names—thunder god vine, lei gong teng Latin Name—Tripterygium wilfordii What It Is Used For • Thunder god vine has been...
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Snake Oil and Medicine Men

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From the Wikipedia entry on snake oil:  Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is themselves a fraud, quack, charlatan, or the like....
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