Other Proposed Natural Treatments
- Achillea wilhelmsii
- Berberine (Goldenseal)
- Black Cohosh
- Black Tea
- Broccoli and Cabbage
- Eclipta alba
- Flaxseed Oil
- Gamma Oryzanol
- Green Tea
- He Shou Wu
- Lifestyle Changes
- Olive Oil
- Red Yeast Rice
- Royal Jelly
Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Niacin (Vitamin B 3 )
Red Yeast Rice
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
Herbs and Supplements to Use Only With Caution
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -