An herb is a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or improve their health. Many people believe that products labeled "natural" are always safe and good for them. This is not necessarily true.
The impact factor of Herbal medicine journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a Herbal medicine journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a Herbal medicine journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years
Last date updated on September, 2014