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.c8273Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review