Interactions Between Herbal Medicines and Prescribed Drugs

  title={Interactions Between Herbal Medicines and Prescribed Drugs},
  author={A. Izzo and E. Ernst},
  • A. Izzo, E. Ernst
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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