Features February 2014 Issue

A Look at Herbal Supplements

While they claim to be an all-natural path to pain relief, herbal supplements should be used cautiously, says a Cleveland Clinic expert.

There are an estimated 29,000 herbal products and substances sold throughout North America, and many of them assert to have the ability to ease aching joints. With a plethora of natural arthritic “cures” sprouting from the soil, the lure of an herbal supplement as a foolproof anti-inflammatory seems too good to be true. And, it may very well be.

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