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={61},
  pages={2163-2175}
}
Despite the widespread use of herbal medicines, documented herb-drug interactions are sparse. We have reviewed the literature to determine the possible interactions between the seven top-selling herbal medicines (ginkgo, St John’s wort, ginseng, garlic, echinacea, saw palmetto and kava) and prescribed drugs. Literature searches were performed using the following databases: Medline (via Pubmed), Cochrane Library, Embase and phytobase (all from their inception to July 2000). All data relating to… 

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