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Self-evaluated knowledge of pharmacy customers in South-Estonia about the use and safety of herbal products
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  • Journal title : TANG [HUMANITAS MEDICINE]
  • Volume 1, Issue 1,  2011, pp.8.1-8.4
  • Publisher : Association of Humanitas Medicine
  • DOI : 10.5667/tang.2011.0010
 Title & Authors
Self-evaluated knowledge of pharmacy customers in South-Estonia about the use and safety of herbal products
Volmer, Daisy; Lilja, John; Hamilton, David;
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 Abstract
Medicinal plants and their products are popular in Estonia. There are two approaches to use of herbal products: first, that based on traditions and practical experience and, second, that supported by scientific evidence. It is important to marry these two approaches. One place where traditions and new knowledge could meet is the pharmacy. In this study we evaluated knowledge about the use and safety of herbal products of pharmacy customers in South-Estonia. A convenience sample of pharmacy customers in south Estonia (n
 Keywords
herbal products;safety;community pharmacy;pharmacy customer;Estonia;
 Language
English
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