Topic: About Herbs, Botanicals, and other Products (MSKCC)
This site provided by Memorial, Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center allows you to review uses of herbs , botanicals, and other products that may or may not be benificial in cancer care treatments and/or supplements. Although they use the standard disclaimer statement they do provide resources and the scientific and common names and what it is usually used for (clinical summary. Eample: Milk Thistle ... scientific name is Silybum marianum or carduus marianum... common name is holy thistle or lady's thistle or Mary thistle and it goes on with the clinical summary to include Mechanism of action,constituents,pharmacokinetics, and adverse reactions. Site members certainly could use this tool to evaluate supplemental or other over the counter products before spending their hard earned money.
Jeff G. P.S. Mary, notice the common name for milk thistle.