Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Uses of herbal medications in the US mnemonic


These are frequently tested on the USMLEs, so be aware of them :)

kAvA kAvAAnxiety Anxiety

St. John's Wort - Sad John's Wort - Depression (remember it's a p450 inhibitor!)

saw Palmetto - Prostatic hyperplasia

Hawthorn berries - Heart related (cardiovascular diseases)

ginkgo BiloBa - Brain related (dementia, stroke, cerebral insufficiency, schizophrenia)

That's all!
Feel free to add more to the list.

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