Monday, February 8, 2010

A Warning on Mixing Herbs and Medicine

Researchers are warning that popular herbs and supplements, including St. John’s wort and even garlic and ginger, do not mix well with common heart drugs and can also be dangerous for patients taking statins, blood thinners and blood pressure medications.

St. John’s wort raises blood pressure and heart rate, and garlic and ginger increase the risk of bleeding in patients on blood thinners, the researchers said. Even grapefruit juice can be risky, increasing the effects of calcium-channel blockers and statins, they said.

The study did not mention dried swine penis, nor did it mention tea tree oil, nor did it mention eye of newt, and no mention of extract of alligator toe nail. So Fritz will not have to change anything in his daily regimen to prevent the flu. Fritz and his common law wife are also happy his all natural Viagra replacement consisting of powdered bat wing and ground fresh water mussel shells and oil of pine nuts were not mentioned in the article. So bully for you Josh. Live healthy my friend. I will continue to chant the 1980s mantra of "better living through chemistry".


Heather said...

What's this common law BS, ya bastard?
And they are right, you shouldn't mix herbs and medicine. If you eat right and take care of yourself, 98% of people wouldn't need to be on medicine anyway. It's poison...POISON I tell you! Have you read the side affects on that crap?

OkieRover said...

Well, I've never seen a marriage license, so I just assumed, HIPPIES=COMMON LAW.
My bad. Sorta.