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Old 09-18-2010
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Drug Herbal/Natural pharmacology (Alternative medicine) for the USMLE Step 1

Hey guys,

here's another something that I found unusual!

Is there a specific list of alternative medicine herbal products that the USMLE expects us to know? and those that have shown up time and time again? Cuz I heard from a friend of mine who recently took his exam that about 1/3 of his questions relating to pharm had herbal products/ plants on it!

I'll be honest that kinda did freak me out

I'll list the ones that I do know:

Kava = used for chronic anxiety.
Saw Palmetto = used for BPH
Echinacea = used for common cold
Feverfew = for Migraines
St. John's wort = for depression.

help would be appreciated, thanks again guys!
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