Stop relying on anecdotal evidence. Find out if herbal remedies really work based on scientific evidence.
Herbal Evidence compiles published scientific studies investigating herbs for the treatment or prevention of conditions. The site uses meta-analysis to summarise their results empowering patients, healthcare practitioners, researchers and consumers with knowledge on the effectiveness of common herbal remedies.
The site currently contains the results from 205 randomised controlled trials investigating 54 conditions, including anxiety, the common cold and respiratory infections, pain and many more. See the clinical trial evidence for the use of cannabinoids, lavender, echinacea and other herbal remedies.
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