Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Herbals is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • Herbals refers to use of a plant or part of a plant for medicinal purpose.
  • Also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine
  • Many different herbal preparations used for treatment of diabetes (DM) in different cultures.
  • Few have been systematically evaluated for efficacy and safety
  • Compounds which have had some scientific evaluation are discussed in this module.

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Last updated: June 19, 2013