Boots WebMD Partners in Health
Return To Boots

Vitamins & minerals health centre

Herbal remedies directory

Herbal remedies are herbal medicines that have traditionally been used over many years to help promote health, or help relieve certain symptoms. Examples include: echinacea, black cohosh or St John’s wort. In the UK, to protect people from poor quality products and to ensure safety, companies are only allowed to sell herbal medicines if the product is registered with the medicines regulatory body, the MHRA. Registration does not mean the product works. It simply means the MHRA is satisfied with the product’s quality and labelling. It can also only be sold for the conditions it is registered for. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about herbal remedies and much more.

Medical reference

News archive

Thumbnail: All herbal remedies to be regulated

All herbal medicines will have to be authorised before they can be sold in the UK

Read full article


Thumbnail: Vitamin and mineral supplements for men

Most men should get all the vitamins and nutrients they need from a varied and balanced diet. Others may be recommended to take certain extra vitamins and supplements.

Read full article

Slideshows & images


Stay informed

Sign up for BootsWebMD's free newsletters.
Sign Up Now!

Popular slideshows & tools on BootsWebMD

woman coughing
Home remedies for coughing
smiling baby
Causes and remedies
man holding sore neck
16 tips when you have a lot of weight to lose
mother and child
Caring for a baby with cows' milk allergy
woman holding mouth
What causes sensitive teeth?
man holding sore neck
8 signs you're headed for menopause
man holding sore neck
The best time to do everything
bain illustration
Best foods for your brain
woman doing situps
7 most effective exercises
avacado on whole wheat crackers
Plenty to choose from
egg in cup
Surprising things that can harm your liver