Antagonism of the anticoagulant effect of warfarin caused by the use of Commiphora molmol as a herbal medication: a case report

  title={Antagonism of the anticoagulant effect of warfarin caused by the use of Commiphora molmol as a herbal medication: a case report},
  author={Saud Al Faraj},
  journal={Annals of Tropical Medicine \& Parasitology},
  pages={219 - 220}
  • S. Al Faraj
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology
The shrub or small tree Commiphora molmol, known in Arabic as murrah (‘the bitter’) and in English as myrrh, is often used as a herbal remedy in the Arab world, usually as an aqueous extract of the boiled gummy root, taken by mouth. The commonest traditional use is for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. There is some evidence, from rats given a petroleum extract of the plant resin, that the herb can help alleviate some of the problems of diabetes, by reducing appetite and food intake (S. Al… 

TREATING MALARIA and PARASITE DISORDERS with NATURAL MEDICINE Phytotherapy Review & Commentary by Kerry Bone , FNIMH , FNHAA

  • Medicine
  • 2007
It is found that myrrh seems to he active against parasites that infest deeper in the hody than the gut, such as in the liver and bladder {the latter in the case of sehistosomiasis}.

A Review of Potential Harmful Interactions between Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Agents and Chinese Herbal Medicines

Conventional anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs were documented to have harmful interactions with some commonly used single entity CHMs, specifically danshen, dong quai, ginger, ginkgo, licorice, and turmeric.

Protective and therapeutic effect of myrrh herb (Commiphora molmol) on inhibited immune system in experimental rats

In conclusion myrrh can be used to increase the protective and therapeutic effect for immunity disorders, and to protect the body and raise its immune efficiency n rats.

Interactions between Herbs and Conventional Drugs: Overview of the Clinical Data

  • A. Izzo
  • Medicine, Biology
    Medical Principles and Practice
  • 2012
An overview of the clinical evidence of interactions between herbal and conventional medicines is provided and healthcare professionals should remain vigilant for potential interactions between herbs and prescribed drugs, especially when drugs with a narrow therapeutic index are used.

Critical evaluation of causality assessment of herb–drug interactions in patients

Assessment of the severity of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) due to herb–drug interactions (HDI) in patients taking herbs and prescribed medications found HDI occurred in patients resulting in clinical ADRs with different severity.

Cytotoxicity in MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 Breast Cancer Cells, withoutHarming MCF-10A Healthy Cells

This research involved the trisodium citrate dihydrate reduction and capping of gold nanoparticles to be used as a drug delivery system for Boswellia sacra and Commiphora myrrha to induce cytotoxicity in breast cancer cell lines without harming MCF-10A healthy cells.

Warfarin and food, herbal or dietary supplement interactions: A systematic review

An updated overview on the safety of concurrent use of food, herbal or dietary supplement and warfarin is presented.

Herb–Drug Interactions: Worlds Intersect with the Patient at the Center

Reliable herb–drug information is needed, including open and respectful discussion with patients, and Cohen’s kappa found no agreement between any interaction checker and case report corpus.