Synergistic and Latrogenic Potentials when Some Herbs are Used Concurrent with Medical Treatment of Medical Health Care
By Michael Moore
Publisher: Southwest School of Botanical Medicine
A list of side-effects written by a toxicologist or a pharmacognosist
will deal ONLY with potential problems that a particular constituent
may cause, and seldom treats a plant as a Gestalt.
They don't understand HERBS.
A list of side-effects written by most herbalists will deal with side
effects from over-dosage or adulteration, and will seldom consider the
implications for drug or procedural medicine.
They don't understand MEDICINE.
I feel fairly secure in both worlds, so this list of potential synergies and
contraindications is meant to honor BOTH approaches. I am talking
strictly to the working practitioner; these are PRACTICAL concerns,
not theoretical ones.