Herbal medicines are produced from plants and are based on traditional knowledge. They are examples of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). CAM also include therapies such as acupuncture, dietary supplements, massage, aromatherapy, homeopathy and relaxation therapy. Read more about complementary and alternative medicines (CAM).
Herbal and traditional medicines are generally bought from pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores, or may be recommended by a naturopath, a Chinese doctor or another kind of healthcare provider. While most complementary medicines are used to relieve the symptoms of minor ailments, many are used for maintaining health and wellbeing.
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