Part of what I try to do on this blog is to keep you informed about popular health issues. This short post provides some up-to-date and scientifically accurate information about herbal medicine.
The US government maintains a helpful and educational website for their National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine.
In 2012, over 3 million visitors came to their site seeking information on complementary health approaches. Though many people were looking for information on particular health topics or specific modalities like acupuncture, yoga, and meditation, the majority was seeking information on specific herbs and botanicals.
Last year, the top 5 searched-for herbs that led visitors to their site are listed below. Click on each herb for specific information or this link for what the science says about them all.