Pharmacology For LPN / LVN / RPN Students – Lesson 8: Herbal Medicine


An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. Herbals are not considered by some to be medications. They are not regulated by the FDA and can be obtained without a prescription. They do, however, have medicinal properties. Herbals are included on the NCLEX in the category of pharmacology. The list that follows includes some common herbals used by patients, and their uses & precautions when taking these herbal medicines.

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