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Herbal Products: Advice for Parents

KEY POINT

Just as in adults, the number of children who are being treated with herbal and alternative therapies is increasing in the United States. Parents should be reminded of what is and is not known about the safe and effective use of these products in youngsters.

SOURCES

Buck ML, Michel RS. Talking with families about herbal therapies. J Pediatr. 2000;136:673–8.