Interactions Between Herbal Medicines and Prescribed Drugs

@article{Izzo2012InteractionsBH,
  title={Interactions Between Herbal Medicines and Prescribed Drugs},
  author={Angelo A. Izzo and Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Drugs},
  year={2012},
  volume={69},
  pages={1777-1798}
}
The concomitant use of herbal medicines and pharmacotherapy is wide spread. We have reviewed the literature to determine the possible interactions between seven popular herbal medicines (ginkgo, St John’s wort, ginseng, garlic, echinacea, saw palmetto and kava) and conventional drugs. Literature searches were performed using MEDLINE, Cochrane Library and EMBASE and we identified 128 case reports or case series, and 80 clinical trials.Clinical trials indicate that St John’s wort (Hypericum… 

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