Drug interactions in African herbal remedies.

@article{Cordier2011DrugII,
  title={Drug interactions in African herbal remedies.},
  author={Werner Cordier and Vanessa Steenkamp},
  journal={Drug metabolism and drug interactions},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={53-63}
}
Herbal usage remains popular as an alternative or complementary form of treatment, especially in Africa. However, the misconception that herbal remedies are safe due to their "natural" origins jeopardizes human safety, as many different interactions can occur with concomitant use with other pharmaceuticals on top of potential inherent toxicity. Cytochrome P450 enzymes are highly polymorphic, and pose a problem for pharmaceutical drug tailoring to meet an individual's specific metabolic activity… CONTINUE READING
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