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Essiac/Flor Essence (PDQ®): Complementary and alternative medicine - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Human / Clinical Studies

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Flor Essence

No results of human studies of Flor Essence have been reported anecdotally or in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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