[Oral anticoagulants and medicinal plants. An emerging interaction].

  title={[Oral anticoagulants and medicinal plants. An emerging interaction].},
  author={Alessia Argento and Eros Tiraferri and M Marzaloni},
  journal={Annali italiani di medicina interna : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di medicina interna},
  volume={15 2},
The consumption of herbal medicines is increasing steadily throughout the world, although to our knowledge there are neither studies on their effectiveness nor controls over the quality and safety of these preparations. Considered "food integrators", these preparations are marketed without restriction. It is a common notion that natural therapy has neither side nor toxic effects: allergic reactions, direct toxic effects or those due to contamination, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, and heavy… CONTINUE READING