Interactions between drugs and four common medicinal herbs
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Interactions between drugs and four common medicinal herbs

Roger McFadden Senior lecturer, Pharmacology, Birmingham City University, Birmingham
Nicola Peterson Medical herbalist, Moseley, Birmingham

Herbal remedies are popular in the UK, but there is evidence that some of the most commonly used herbs can interact with conventional drugs, sometimes with potentially serious consequences. This article looks at four common herbal remedies and examines the scientific evidence for their interactions with drugs.

Nursing Standard. 25, 19,65-68. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.01.25.19.65.c8273

Correspondence

roger.mcfadden@bcu.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review