For general information about research on herbal medicine go to this section.
Scoping the evidence for the Effectiveness of Herbal Medicines - updated 2016 Herbal medicines are frequently used in the treatment of long-term conditions which are inadequately managed by conventional biomedicine. These have been termed ‘effectiveness gaps’ and include many of the chronic degenerative diseases that are now making the most pressing demands on healthcare systems in the developed world. Click here to view the document (pdf)
Antimicrobial resistance and herbal medicine A paper presented to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology by the EHTPA - November 2013. In light of growing concerns relating to microbial resistance to antibiotics increasing attention is being given to the role that herbal medicines may play as autonomous anti-bacterial agents or as adjuvant treatments used to potentiate conventional drugs. Click here to view the document (pdf)
Scoping study on herbal medicine and type 2 diabetes These included studies are a comprehensive, but by no means exhaustive, list of (mostly) blinded, randomised controlled trials. Taken as a whole, they demonstrate the significant potential of herbal medicine for managing T2D [Type 2 Diabetes] and improving glycaemic control. Click here to view the document (pdf)