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Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5(8), 853-874; doi:10.3390/ph5080853
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Phytomedicine in Otorhinolaryngology and Pulmonology: Clinical Trials with Herbal Remedies

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Received: 5 July 2012; Accepted: 8 August 2012 / Published: 20 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phytomedicine)
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Abstract: Phytomedicine has become an important alternative treatment option for patients in the Western world, as they seek to be treated in a holistic and natural way after an unsatisfactory response to conventional drugs. Ever since herbal remedies have been introduced in the Western world, clinicians have raised concerns over their efficacy and possible side-effects. A PubMed (Medline) search was performed covering the last five years (01/07–04/12) and including 55 prospective clinical randomized control trials in the medical specialities Otorhinolaryngology and Pulmonology. In this review, we present evidence-based clinical data with herbal remedies and try to enlighten the question of efficacy and reliability of phytomedicine.
Keywords: phytomedicine; herbal remedy; clinical trial; evidence-based; otorhinolaryngology; pulmonology phytomedicine; herbal remedy; clinical trial; evidence-based; otorhinolaryngology; pulmonology
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Ghazi-Moghadam, K.; Inançlı, H.M.; Bazazy, N.; Plinkert, P.K.; Efferth, T.; Sertel, S. Phytomedicine in Otorhinolaryngology and Pulmonology: Clinical Trials with Herbal Remedies. Pharmaceuticals 2012, 5, 853-874.

AMA Style

Ghazi-Moghadam K, Inançlı HM, Bazazy N, Plinkert PK, Efferth T, Sertel S. Phytomedicine in Otorhinolaryngology and Pulmonology: Clinical Trials with Herbal Remedies. Pharmaceuticals. 2012; 5(8):853-874.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ghazi-Moghadam, Koosha; Inançlı, Hasan Mete; Bazazy, Nazanin; Plinkert, Peter K.; Efferth, Thomas; Sertel, Serkan. 2012. "Phytomedicine in Otorhinolaryngology and Pulmonology: Clinical Trials with Herbal Remedies." Pharmaceuticals 5, no. 8: 853-874.


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