Complementary medicines — also called herbal, natural and alternative medicines — include products containing herbs, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, homoeopathic medicines, certain aromatherapy products and traditional Chinese medicines.
Find out more about using complementary medicines wisely, and why there may be less known about their effectiveness, side effects and interactions.
Read about the evidence for some commonly used complementary medicines such as:
Find out about the evidence for using complementary medicines as companion products.
As with all medicines, tell your health professional about any complementary medicines you are taking — that way you can avoid potentially harmful interactions with your prescription or pharmacy medicines.