What You Need to Know about Herbal Supplements

Some common herbal supplements may have dangerous interactions with common prescription drugs, review study suggests

TIME (1/24, MacMillan) reports some “common herbal supplements, including green tea and Ginkgo biloba, can interact with prescription medications” in “dangerous or deadly” ways, “according to a new research review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.” Researchers reviewed “49 case reports of adverse drug reactions, along with two observational studies,” and concluded that herb-drug interactions were “highly probable” in 8 percent of the reports, “probable” in 51 percent, possible in 37 percent, and doubtful in 4 percent.