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Posted by Geoff Beaty on 24 April 2021
Herbal Medicine Evidence

Many critics of Herbal Medicine say there is no evidence as medicines. So I did a search on PubMed on 24th of April 2021 of individual herbs and of a few general categories just to see how much research has been done into herbs and herbal medicine.
The top fifty herbs that Vitawell uses in their dispensary there are 176,262 papers on PubMed the list is above.

"Herbal Medicine" as a search resulted in 51,136 papers.
"Herbal Medicine Cancer" has 7,104 papers.
"Natural Medicine" found 321,739 papers.
"Nutritional Medicine" found 172,343 papers.
Of course not all of these papers will have positive results however a significant proportion do add understanding of herbal and naturopathic medicine.


Author: Geoff Beaty
Tags: News Evidence Based Research Cancer Herbal Medicine


  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • British Naturopathic Association

Disclaimer: Manuela Boyle is not a registered medical practitioner or specialist medical oncologist. Manuela Boyle is a general health service provider who is not legally required to be registered under National Health Practitioner regulation law. She practises under the national Code of Conduct that sets standards to general health service providers who are not regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

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