Drug-herb interactions

Published: October, 2008

Although herbal medicines are often called alternative medicine, it's not really an either-or situation. Many people take herbal medicines and mainstream pharmaceuticals.

In 2008, American Family Physician, the journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, published an overview of interactions between drugs, herbs, and other dietary supplements. Here are four highlights of that article:

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