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Talk to a doctor before using ashwagandha if you have any health conditions, like cancer, diabetes, thyroid problems, bleeding disorders, ulcers, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Ashwagandha might interfere with thyroid tests. Stop taking ashwagandha two weeks before surgery.

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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