Answered By: APUS Librarians
Last Updated: Oct 05, 2022     Views: 246

To access the suite of Natural Medicines Databases, enter the library through the link in your classroom. Select Natural Medicines from the A-Z Databases link under the main search box on the library's homepage.

Natural Medicines is a collection of biomedical databases and tools providing evidence-based information covering dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.

  • Sports Medicine database:  Find information relevant to athletic performance
  • Interaction Checker: Detect drug-supplement interactions before they happen.
  • Pregnancy & Lactation Checker: Explore safety ratings related to use during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
  • Nutrient Depletion Checker. See which nutrients are depleted by prescription or over-the-counter medications, and evaluate risks by their clinical significance.
  • Effectiveness Ranking. Compare natural medicines from most to least effective for certain conditions.
  • Commercial Products Database. Access a comprehensive dataset of natural products 
  • Printable Patient Handouts. Help educate patients with consumer-friendly handouts, available in English, Spanish, and French.

See also:

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs and Supplements for consumer health information.



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