About Herbal Supplements
Herbal supplements are the type of dietary supplement that contain herbs, either individually or in compounds. Herbs or Botanicals are plants or a part of a plant that is used for its scent, flavor, and/or therapeutic properties. Many herbs have a long history of use and of claimed health benefits. However, some herbs have caused health problems for users. This fact sheet contains points you should consider for your safety if you use, or are thinking about using, herbs for health purposes. It does not discuss whether herbs work for specific diseases and conditions.