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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (6): 459-461.doi: 10.1016/j.joim.2020.09.005

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Dangers of scientific bias against herbal drugs for coronavirus disease 2019

Jonathan M. Fields   

  1. Integrative Medicine US, Tamarac, Florida 33321, USA
  • Received:2020-06-01 Accepted:2020-08-28 Online:2020-11-10 Published:2020-09-18
  • Contact: Jonathan M. Fields

On May 15, 2020, the Lancet published an article titled Use of Herbal Drugs to Treat COVID-19 Should be with Caution. While this is true of all drugs, herbal and otherwise, the data may be biased and deserve a scientific response. We believe these types of reports will unfairly and negatively impact the field of integrative medicine as a whole, and must be answered with facts and statistics that more accurately represent the current situation.

Key words: Herbal, Coronavirus, COVID-19SARS-CoV-2, Medicine, Chinese traditional, Complementary therapies

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