Natural Products Chemistry
Naturally occurring substances that are used to restore or maintain good health. They are frequently made from plants, animals, microorganisms and marine sources. They come in a wide-ranging variety of forms like tablets, capsules, tinctures, solutions, creams, ointments and drops. Natural products are used and marketed for a number of health reasons, like the prevention or treatment of an illness or condition, the reduction of health risks, or the maintenance of good health. They must be safe to be used as over-the-counter products. Products needing a prescription are regulated as drugs.