How Much Research Has Been Done on Herbal Remedies?

I got to thinking about this question after stumbling on a web page that sold a lot herbal sex remedies. The oddest of them was called Jamaican stone. It is some sort of herbal concoction that apparently is made out of tree sap among other things, or at least that is what I understood it to contain. You apply it to the penis and it is supposed to cure premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. It is not as though I am sure what you get when you do that in reality, although from looking at the stuff I can not imagine that I would be eager to rub it on any part of my body and especially not that part of it. It really looks like it is the stuff that comes out of other end of some sort of small animal. At any rate I wonder if it does anything at all.

How much research has been done on herbal remedies? I realize that they are not really covered by the FDA. You can see all sorts of ridiculous claims. If they actually worked the way that they claimed that they do everyone would tell you that they do. In fact there would not be any fat people in this country if all of the weight loss remedies worked the way that they claimed that they do. If they worked for ten people they would each tell ten other people and pretty soon you would have a whole country of people that were totally the proper weight for their own height.. I do not know if any scientific study has ever really been done on any of these things. People have been using these remedies for thousands of years in fact. Ginseng must do something for example, it is a real industry.