What are the herbal plants that has medicinal value endorsed by the FDA?

Is there any herbs plant has got medicinal value approved by the FDA in the US?



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    The only one that I know of that is surely approved by the FDA is medical cannabis.  Most medicinal herbal plants are not endorsed by the FDA because they’re considered as food rather than medicine.

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    Herbal supplements are regulated by the FDA, but not as drugs or as foods.  They fall under a different category called dietary supplements. 
    Dietary Supplements rules are here (however, the rules do not guarantee that herbal supplements are safe for anyone to use and many contain active ingredients that have strong effects in the body and can pose unexpected risks):
    1.  Manufacturers don’t have to seek FDA approval before putting dietary supplements on the market.  In additiona, companies can claim that prpopducts address a nutrient deficiency, support health or are liked to body functions, if they have supporting research, and they include a disclaimer that the FD hasn’t evaluated the claim.
    2.  Manufacturers must follow good manufacturing practices (GMP’s) to ensure that supplements are processed consistently and meet quality standards.  GMPs are intended to keep the wrong ingredients and contaminants, such as pesticides and lead out of supplements, as well as make sure that the right ingredients are includedin appropriate amounts.
    3.  Once a dietary supplement is on the market, the FDA is responsible for monitoring its safety.  If the FDA finda a product to be unsafe, it can take action against the manufacturer or distributor or both, and may issue a warning or require that the product be removed from the market.


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