(Ethics) Should physicians recommend patients to try herbal remedies before prescribing pharmaceutical drugs (in certain cases)?

One person says: Even though most herbal remedies probably wouldn’t harm you, there’s still not a lot of quality research out there on most herbal supplements, quality control that’s not held to the same standards as pharmaceutical medicine, and unknown interactions it can cause. Herbal remedies need more quality... show more One person says: Even though most herbal remedies probably wouldn’t harm you, there’s still not a lot of quality research out there on most herbal supplements, quality control that’s not held to the same standards as pharmaceutical medicine, and unknown interactions it can cause. Herbal remedies need more quality research before recommending.

On the flip side someone else said that it gives people more options, and it most likely won’t do them any harm (compared to pharmaceutical drugs) if recommended properly. It’s completely ethical to recommend if you tell people the pros and cons.
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