Chris MacDonald explains his opinion on the sales hype for herbal supplements. He’s critical and rightly so. I have walked down those isles in this store and that, seen every kind of cure promised, and seen many a strange concoction. I’ve gotten upset over the likely extinction of tigers because Chinese folk medicine claims it enhances male sexual potency. Walking through a store full of herbal supplements destroys any idea that Americans might be smarter. The best thing you can say about some of these “remedies” is at least they don’t kill tigers for them.
MacDonald mentioned an article by Katherine Harmon in Scientific American. It’s a great read. I’d check it out too.
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