About Herbs

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Description of App: 

About Herbs is presented by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service. This app works on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.

Key features:

• More than 200 monographs describing the structure, purported uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions of various herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more• Objective information backed by scientific references• Two different versions of each monograph: one written for healthcare professionals and one for consumers• Search by product or service name, or by medical condition• Save favorites and explore featured products and services• Weekly updates with new and updated monographs• Access content offline after the app has been downloaded, with no Internet connection needed• Original artist renderings of each product and service• Share content by e-mailing the link for a monograph on our About Herbs website

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and outstanding educational programs. In this app, our Integrative Medicine Service, under the leadership of a pharmacist and botanicals expert, provides comprehensive, objective information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more.

The content in this app is provided as general health information only. It is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any health condition or problem. Any questions regarding your own health should be addressed to your own physician or other healthcare provider.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPod Touch

Accessibility Comments: 

This app gives some great information about common herbs and what some of their uses are. You can search the app by herb name or medical condition and save your favorite. Once you find an herb, it will give you a professional definition/usage which is a bit more detailed but you can also tap the consumer button and it will give you the uses and definition in terms that most people can easily understand. for example: green teaconsumer: Green tea may help to lower cholesterol. So if you would like to possibly enhance your health, this might be a good app just to check out what some common herbs might be good for. However, always check with your doctor before starting any new therapy, especially if you are taking any type of prescribed medication.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

great for informational purposes

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@sloan_kettering