Iowa State University

photos © Bob Stockfield, Courtesy: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

 

Welcome to the Center for Research on  Botanical Dietary Supplements

 

The Center for Research on  Botanical Dietary Supplements at Iowa State University (ISU) and the University of Iowa (UI), links two traditionally strong complementary institutions and focuses their effort on important research on botanical supplements. 

 

This multidisciplinary Center includes scientists from the fields of horticulture, botany, biochemistry, molecular biology, toxicology, chemistry, medicinal pharmacology, nutrition, epidemiology, clinical medicine, and statistics.

 

The Center is funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), and is an affiliated member organization of ISU's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center.

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

The first recorded use of Hypericum for medicinal purposes dates back to ancient Greece.

 

Hypericum perforatum - Photo by Michael H. Lemmer

 

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