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Current Research

There are many research trials in alternative and complementary medicine currently in progress at the National Institutes of Health, however three clinical trials listed below deal specifically with herbs. 

       1.  Drug Interaction Study of Tegretol (Carbamazepine) and St. John's Wort in Normal Volunteers.
            Purpose: 
To determine if interaction between Tegretol and St. John's Wort can interfere with 
                            the drug's  effectiveness.  
                            ( http://clinicalstudies.info.nih.gov )

       2.  Study of Possible Mood Changes and Mechanism of Action of St. John's Wort
            Purpose: 
To test normal volunteers whether St. John's Wort will alter mood and if so, by what
                            means. ( http://clinicalstudies.info.nih.gov/detail/A_1999-M-0151.html )               

       3.  Ginkgo Biloba Prevention Trial in Older Individuals     
            Purpose: 
To identify dementia, specifically Alzheimer's disease, and will include mortality and
                            changes functional status.( http://nccam.nih.gov/ )
                            

 

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