Another herbal doesn't work

I occasionally rant against herbal medicine, since most people seem to be unaware, or in self-denial, of how ludicrous most herbal claims are. In that vein, Saw Palmetto has no effect on enlarged protrates. There you go. The theory is wrong. Echinaceia, Saw Palmetto, and Vitamin C have all been taken down. They are completely useless at doing anything remotely beneficial for your health. Don't use them. You're wasting your money and enlarging Orrin Hatch's pocketbook (he takes a lot from the supplimentals lobby). The FDA should investigate this crap, but it's too lucrative a market and there their lobby is very powerful. It's up to individual citizens to protect their own health and wallet.

4 Comments:

At 2/8/06, 3:23 PM, Blogger Zen Wizard said...

Thanks for the info.

 
At 2/9/06, 8:50 AM, Blogger Les said...

while vitamin c doesn't cure cancer, it's worth noting that the fda daily dosage is a bit below what is now thought to be the best daily dose. also, it prevents scurvy.

 
At 2/10/06, 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, vitamin C? It's effective against certain things-I mean massive doses are questionable, but the rest is valid.

-Carol

 
At 2/11/06, 1:21 PM, Blogger Crinis said...

Actually, Vit C is quite useless unless you are A) a rat B) are prone to cancer, and C) have access to a doctor who can inject it directly into your tumors (and even this research is contaversial).
Vit c can actually slow down healing, something that has been extensively studied, but never publicized on the side of vit c bottles.
The FDA is useless in this regard. They don't care about if herbals are detrimental, which is a shame.

 

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