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Table 1 Common Medical Conditions and Natural Products Discussed in Student Presentations and TBL/CBL Formats

From: Development and implementation of an herbal and natural product elective in undergraduate medical education

Medical Condition Natural Products
Alzheimer’s disease Gingko biloba, huperzine A, vitamin E
Migraine Feverfew, riboflavin, magnesium, butterbur, coenzyme Q10
Osteoarthritis Glucosamine, chondroitin, S-adenyosylmethionine
Erectile dysfunction L-arginine, DHEA, Panax ginseng
Benign prostatic hypertrophy Saw palmetto, pygeum, stinging nettle
Menopause Dong quai, black cohosh, soy
Hypercholesterolemia Fish oils, oats, garlic, psyllium, policosanol
Heart disease Vitamin E, coenzyme Q10, hawthorne, L-carnitine, L-arginine
Diabetes Psyllium, chromium, cinnamon, American ginseng, gymnema, chromium, prickly pear, bitter melon
Depression St. Johns wort, S-adenosylmethionine, inositol, fish oil
  1. TBL, team based learning; CBL, case based learning.