January 1999 Issue

Ginseng And Cardiac Drugs Don't Mix: Herb Interactions You Should Know Of

It's common knowledge that some medications interact with others, possibly with dire consequences. And many drugs do not mix well with alcohol, not to mention foods. But now, with sales of botanical products skyrocketing, caution is in order when mixing herbs with frequently prescribed medications. Foods can interact with medications in numerous ways. The mere presence of food in the stomach can inhibit absorption of a drug, resulting in a delay or reduction

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