Who should be providing information: WHERE DO CONSUMERS GO FOR ADVICE CONCERNING THE USE OF HERBAL MEDICINE?

Consumers have come to expect service and/or information when purchasing goods – expectations when buying herbal medicines should be no different. A recent poll revealed that at least 60% of all herbal products are purchased in pharmacies ; however, many consumers are reluctant to ask for help when selecting a herbal product.

Consumers may feel that the pharmacist may not approve of the choice of an ‘alternative’ therapy. Many people also think that pharmacists do not know anything about herbal medicine. Instead, consumers may turn to the plethora of herbal references that have recently flooded the market. While some of these publications are of reasonable quality, many present herbs in an unrealistically positive light. It is perhaps more common for consumers to ask a friend or a health food store employee for advice about herbal medicine. Patients may feel comfortable talking with either of these sources because the likelihood of disapproval of herbal use is low. buy ortho tri-cyclen online

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