How herbs interact with "regular" drugs

    Isn't it amazing...in the 70s pharmacognosy got laughed out of pharmacy school curricula...no more classes on weeds and seeds.

    Now in the 90s Americans buy $3 billion worth of medicinal herbs a year...a third of adults use herbs...and pharmacists and physicians want to know how herbs interact with "regular" drugs.

    For example, feverfew, ginkgo, garlic, and ginger can increase the risk of bleeding in patients taking aspirin or warfarin.

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