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Botanical Supplement Fact Sheets

This collection of fact sheets and other resources from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and other federal government sources presents information about dietary supplements and their ingredients. These include vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals, probiotics, and more. Many of these resources are available in versions written for consumers (in both English and Spanish) and also for health professionals.

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  • Acai
    • Herbs at a Glance: Acai
      • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
    • Acai Berry
      • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
    Acai treeCommon names: acai, açaí, Amazonian palm berry.

    Latin name: Euterpe oleracea.
  • Alfalfa
    • Alfalfaexternal link disclaimer
      • Source: MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Aloe vera
    • Aloe Vera
      • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
    • Aloe Vera
      • Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
    Aloe veraCommon names: aloe vera, aloe, burn plant, lily of the desert, elephant’s gall
    Latin names: Aloe vera, Aloe barbadensis
  • Andrographis (see COVID-19)
    • Ashwagandha
    • Astragalus
      • Astragalus
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      AstragalusCommon names: astragalus, bei qi, huang qi, ogi, hwanggi, milk vetch
      Latin names: Astragalus membranaceus, Astragalus mongholicus

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    • Fenugreek
      • Fenugreek
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      FenugreekFenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
    • Feverfew
      • Feverfew
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      FeverfewFeverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
    • Flaxseed
      FlaxseedFlaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)

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    • Garlic
      • Garlic
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      GarlicGarlic (Allium sativum)
    • Ginger
      • Ginger
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      GingerGinger (Zingiber officinale)
    • Ginkgo
      • Ginkgo
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      • Ginkgo
        • Source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
      GinkgoGinkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
    • Ginseng
      Asian GinsengAsian Ginseng (Panax ginseng)
    • Goldenseal
      • Goldenseal
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      GoldensealGoldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
    • Grape seed extract
      • Grape Seed Extract
        • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      Grape Seed OilGrape Seed Oil (seed extract of Vitis vinifera)
    • Green tea
      Green TeaGreen Tea (Camellia sinensis)
    • Guar gum (see Weight Loss)

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      • Lavender
        • Lavender
          • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
      • Licorice root
        • Licorice Root
          • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
        LicoriceLicorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

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      • Red clover
        • Red Clover
          • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
        Red CloverRed Clover (Trifolium pratense)
      • Rhodiola
        • Rhodiola
          • Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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