Herb / Drug Interactions and Herb Toxicity: Myths, Facts and Theory
The press is full of alarmist stories about the dangers of herbs. The concept of herb/drug interactions has medical associations, hospitals, and physicians extremely worried that the lives and health of their patients are at risk. Are they? Herb/drug interactions are real, but the media hype and theoretical concerns are vastly overstated. In this class we will look at the actual reality of concurrent usage of herbs and medications and put it into a perspective that clearly shows relative safety as well as tools that can be used to prevent problems.