How Can I Find Out Which Herbs I Can Take With Certain Drugs?
How can I find out which herbs I can take with certain drugs? Is there a website or other alternative? The problem with websites is if you look at some of the big ones like Natural Medicine Database which is one that a lot of pharmacies use, the herb drug interactions are often theoretical. Meaning often there has been no actual human research done to say you took this drug and I gave you curcumin and then the drug worked better or worse. There’s a lot of plant medicines so your pharmacist may say you can't take your drug with this herb and you look at the natural medicine database and it's because of you know maybe a possible mechanistic or some no-human research study was done. Natural Medicine Database is one place but it only tells you which, if any, research done on that herb and that drug. You need to look at pre-clinical information. You should go slow at combining them and see if it really bothers you. Or if there is an actual human study that said when we gave people curcumin this drug stopped working. Then, that's a big difference and Natural Medicine Database doesn't parse those out unless you look at it. Natural Medicine Database is the most used one and so it's a good place to start. Remember some of it's very conservative so you might want to look at what studies they're citing.