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Complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases: what is the future in the field of herbal medicine?
Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Sep; 8(7):835-46.ER

Abstract

The use of complementary and alternative medicine is wide-spread not only in Eastern countries, but also in the Western world. Despite the increasing evidence on the harmful effects induced by several naturopathic/homeopathic products, patients seem to appreciate these remedies, in particular because they consider them to be absolutely safe. This same phenomenon is common among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. As a result there is a significant request for scientific data to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of these remedies, and to support the use of such medications as adjuvant treatments to biological and synthetic drugs. We aimed to review the current evidence on efficacy and safety of some natural products that are believed to be effective in inflammatory bowel disease. Further perspectives for the clinical use of herbal products and strategies for improving knowledge about herbal products in IBD are also discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

IBD Center, Gastroenterology, IRCCS Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24813226

Citation

Gilardi, Daniela, et al. "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: what Is the Future in the Field of Herbal Medicine?" Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, vol. 8, no. 7, 2014, pp. 835-46.
Gilardi D, Fiorino G, Genua M, et al. Complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases: what is the future in the field of herbal medicine? Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;8(7):835-46.
Gilardi, D., Fiorino, G., Genua, M., Allocca, M., & Danese, S. (2014). Complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases: what is the future in the field of herbal medicine? Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 8(7), 835-46. https://doi.org/10.1586/17474124.2014.917954
Gilardi D, et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: what Is the Future in the Field of Herbal Medicine. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014;8(7):835-46. PubMed PMID: 24813226.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Complementary and alternative medicine in inflammatory bowel diseases: what is the future in the field of herbal medicine? AU - Gilardi,Daniela, AU - Fiorino,Gionata, AU - Genua,Marco, AU - Allocca,Mariangela, AU - Danese,Silvio, Y1 - 2014/05/12/ PY - 2014/5/13/entrez PY - 2014/5/13/pubmed PY - 2015/5/12/medline KW - Crohn’s disease KW - boswellic acid KW - complementary and alternative medicine KW - curcumin KW - herbal medicine KW - inflammatory bowel disease KW - pomegranate KW - ulcerative colitis SP - 835 EP - 46 JF - Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology JO - Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol VL - 8 IS - 7 N2 - The use of complementary and alternative medicine is wide-spread not only in Eastern countries, but also in the Western world. Despite the increasing evidence on the harmful effects induced by several naturopathic/homeopathic products, patients seem to appreciate these remedies, in particular because they consider them to be absolutely safe. This same phenomenon is common among inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. As a result there is a significant request for scientific data to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of these remedies, and to support the use of such medications as adjuvant treatments to biological and synthetic drugs. We aimed to review the current evidence on efficacy and safety of some natural products that are believed to be effective in inflammatory bowel disease. Further perspectives for the clinical use of herbal products and strategies for improving knowledge about herbal products in IBD are also discussed. SN - 1747-4132 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24813226/Complementary_and_alternative_medicine_in_inflammatory_bowel_diseases:_what_is_the_future_in_the_field_of_herbal_medicine L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1586/17474124.2014.917954 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -