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Ingesta de productos naturales o macrobióticos: una llamada de atención a la salud pública

Patricia Hernandez Rivera



Este trabajo aborda la importancia de prevenir el uso indiscriminado de productos naturales o macrobióticos, sus posibles efectos perjudiciales en la salud, así  concienciar a profesionales en el área de la salud sobre la importancia de incluir este tema durante la historia médica. Se analiza el incremento en el uso de productos naturales o macrobióticos, las ventajas de la etnomedicina como un resurgimiento de la industria farmacéutica y las desventajas que acarrea este tipo de productos. Las hierbas ofrecen una alternativa terapéutica como la creación de nuevos fármacos, aunque poseen efectos secundarios que podrían arriesgar la salud de los pacientes.

Palabras clave

ajo, ginkgo-biloba, hierba-de-San-Juan, medicina-tradicional, plantas-medicinales

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