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Review of the Evidence for

Herbal Medications and


Nutraceuticals
Objectives
• To gather the available local and
international researches on selected
herbal medications and
nutraceuticals
• To evaluate the level of evidence of
the retrieved researches using the
CEBM rating
List of Supplements for
Evaluation
• Silymarin. Silymarine: for “liver
protection” e.g drug-induced hepatitis,
for chronic liver disease
• Glutathione – for skin whitening, as anti-
oxidant (prevention of CV disease, liver
injury)
• Glucosamine – for osteoarthritis
Chondroitin – for osteoarthritis
• Taheebo tea- as anti-oxidant, CV
diseases
• Virgin coconut oil – for diabetes, lipid
disorders, prevention of CV diseases
• Malunggay- for anemia, for inducing
lactation
• Ampalaya – for diabetes mellitus
• Yacon – for diabetes mellitus
Expected Output
• Medical Databases which were reviewed
• Key terms or key words used, and the actual
search strategy that was used
• Specify the parts of the plant/herb that were
actually tested
• Summary of the evidence
• Full text (as much as possible) or abstracts if
the literature
• Recommendation based on the review and
evaluation of the literature