Natural Standard database for alternative medicine now available
VCU Libraries now subscribes to Natural Standard, a database of high quality, evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine. The database consists of comprehensive monographs on thousands of herbs, supplements, foods and treatment regimens. Monographs are developed from published scientific data and undergo blinded editorial and peer review by research experts. Validated rating scales accompany each monograph and reflect the quality of available evidence. References include links to PubMed abstracts where available. Comparative efficacy charts indicate which therapies have scientific support for treating or preventing specific medical conditions.
Monographs are available in different reading levels for healthcare professionals and consumers. Special features include an interactions checker, medical calculators, podcasts and a news blog. To learn more about Natural Standard, consult the User's Guide or view the demo.