Originally Posted by PatriciaB
we've never tried any of those "natural remedies" because it's hard to know whether or not they've been FDA approved
Actually, no supplements are FDA approved. The FDA checks that their labels are in compliance with their regulations, but that's it! The FDA does not test supplements for safety and, in fact, manufacturers are not required to report to the FDA known injuries or illnesses related to their products. It's a bit scary!
Here is where you can read about this:
Especially read "Who has the responsibility for ensuring that a dietary supplement is safe?"