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What are interactions of ashwagandha?

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If you take any drugs or supplements regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using ashwagandha supplements. They could interact with sedatives, blood thinners, thyroid supplements, drugs that suppress the immune system, and drugs for anxiety, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Ashwagandha might also interact with supplements that cause sleepiness, like St. John's wort, kava, valerian, and others.

From: Ashwagandha WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Ashwagandha.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Ashwagandha.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Ashwagandha.”

Kulkarni S. July 2008; vol 32: pp 1093-1105. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L. ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Ashwagandha.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Ashwagandha.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Ashwagandha.”

Kulkarni S. July 2008; vol 32: pp 1093-1105. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 13, 2018

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