Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions

Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies

1st Edition - December 6, 2007

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  • Authors: Mitchell Stargrove, Jonathan Treasure, Dwight McKee
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323029643

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Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, this resource is designed to help you safely and effectively integrate herbal, nutrient, and drug therapy for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or supplements may complement or interfere with a drug’s therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Additionally, drug-induced depletion of nutrients can occur. Comprehensive clinical data, quick-reference features, and the insight and expertise of trusted authorities help you gain a confident understanding of how herbal remedies and nutritional supplements interact with pharmaceuticals and develop safe, individualized treatment strategies for your patients.

Key Features

  • More than 60 comprehensive monographs of herb-drug and nutrient-drug interactions cover the most commonly used herbs and nutrients in health-related practice and help you coordinate safe, reliable therapy.
  • Each herb and nutrient monograph features summary tables and concise, practical suggestions that provide quick and easy reference and complement the systematic review and in-depth analysis.
  • References included on the bound-in CD provide high-quality, evidence-based support.
  • Unique icons throughout the text differentiate interactions, evidence, and clinical significance.
  • Up-to-date information keeps you current with the latest developments in pharmacology, nutrition, phytotherapy, biochemistry, genomics, oncology, hematology, naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, and other fields.
  • A diverse team of authoritative experts lends valuable, trans-disciplinary insight.

Table of Contents

  • Interactions Probability, Significance and Source Strength Guides

    Section I: Herbs Interacting with Drugs

    Aloe (Aloe vera)

    Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)

    Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

    Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)


    Cayenne (Capsicum)

    Dang Gui (Angelica sinensis)

    Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)

    Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

    Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

    Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)

    Feverfew (Tanacetum parth.)

    Garlic (Allium sativum)

    Ginger (Zingiber off.)

    Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

    Ginseng, Chinese/Korean (Panax ginseng)

    Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)

    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

    Hawthorn (Crataegus)

    Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

    Kava Kava (Piper methysticum)

    Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

    Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum)

    Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

    Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

    Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens)

    St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

    Turmeric/Curcumin (Curcuma longa)

    Valerian (Valeriana off.)

    Vitex/Chaste (Vitex agnus-castus)

    Section II: Nutrients Interacting with Drugs and Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions

    A. Vitamins


    Folic Acid

    Vitamin A / Retinol

    Vitamin B1 / Thiamine

    Vitamin B2 / Riboflavin

    Vitamin B3 / Niacin/Niacinamide

    Vitamin B6

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin C / Ascorbic Acid

    Vitamin D / Calciferol

    Vitamin E

    Vitamin K

    B. Minerals










    C. Amino Acids







    D. Nutriceuticals and Physiologics

    5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

    Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Chondroitin Sulfate

    Coenzyme Q10

    DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

    Glucosamine sulfate



    Omega 3 Fatty Acids (including Fish Oils: DHA and EPA)

    PABA (Para-aminobenzoic Acid)


    Probiotic Intestinal Flora and Prebiotics

    S-adenosyl Methionine (SAMe)

    Section III: Cross Indexes

    A. Drugs by Trade Names

    B. Drugs by Generic Names

    C. Drugs by Drug Classes


Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2007
  • Published: December 6, 2007
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323029643

About the Authors

Mitchell Stargrove

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder/Developer, IBIS: The Integrative BodyMind Information System; President, MedicineWorks.com/Health Resources Unlimited, Inc., Beaverton, OR, USA

Jonathan Treasure

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Natural Healing, Ashland, OR, USA

Dwight McKee

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, American Boards of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Aptos, CA, USA

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