Dietry Supplements & Herbs

There are a huge range of herbs and supplements available without prescription in the EU and USA.

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This graphical representation provides useful information on which herbs & supplements are of any proven use for a given purpose, condition or illness. It provides a representation of which supplements & herbs have had reliable scientific research carried out to provide evidence that they work for the purpose intended.

This information is provided to us by the group who run the website at and we believe it is a fair representation of the literature available on May 2011. Any papers published since that date will not be included. The Aspergillus Website is not responsible for the information provided by this company.


Disclaimer - You are required to read this before proceeding

Whilst the Aspergillus Website & the Fungal Research Trust have taken every precaution in compiling this site, neither it nor any contributors or charity Trustees can be held responsible for using the information held herein. Medical information changes constantly and the information presented here should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be relied upon as the sole or primary source on which to base diagnosis or treatment for any individual.

This site is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Through this site and links to other sites, the Aspergillus Website provides general information for educational purposes only. The information provided in this site, or through links to other sites, is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, call, consultation or the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider.

Neither The Aspergillus Website nor the FRT is liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this site.

Drug Interactions - WARNING

Some of the supplements and herbs mentioned in this resource are known to be incompatible with some of the drugs or conditions we provide advice for e.g. St Johns Wort. can interfere with Caspofungin. It is your responsibility to check with your medical doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.

You may also use our Drug Interactions database as a guide

Supplements & Herbs guide - the higher up a bubble is, the stronger the scientific evidence there is to support its use FOR THE PURPOSE MENTIONED IN THE BUBBLE. There may be more than one bubble per supplement if a supplement is used for more than one purpose.

Bubbles placed above the 'Worth it' line are thought to contain supplements that are strongly indicated to be useful for the purpose mentioned

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