Besides a lack of regulation of the products, are there other problems facing buyers of herbal remedies?

Another problem is that the biggest proponents of the use of herbal treatments are the companies that produce them. There is a major conflict of interest there. And they are marketed very well. In fact, the amount of money spent in Canada on herbal treatments rivals that of the regular pharmaceuticals. It's amazing - millions and millions of dollars. I have patients who are quite willing to spend $ 50 to $ 100 a month on herbal treatments who would not even consider spending $ 30 a month on a regularly prescribed medication. The reason, of course, is very good marketing, but also the perception that herbal treatments are better for you, that they're safer and more natural. That could be the case, but it would be nice to prove it, wouldn't it?
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