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Class III Evidence: Opinions of respected authorities, clinical experience of expert committees.

Common/Chinese Names(Botanical Name) Safety Rating Drug Interactions CONTRA & Warnings MH Support
Angelica root/Dang gui/Dong quai(Angelicae sinensis)Supportive Generally Safe Warfarin None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs:This herb interacts with many blood thinners such as Xarelto, Heparin, Warfarin (4) and should not be used prior to surgery as it has blood moving and thinning properties. One herbalist reported that it likely caused excessive menstrual bleeding in at least one patient. One herbalist would consider using it concurrently with medications such as Pradaxa but warns that doing so may result in the patients experiencing an increased bleeding, and perhaps a heavier menstrual cycle.

Recommended Dose: 1.0-2.5 ml daily of 1:3 tincure (Hobbs, 1984).


Chamomile(Matricaria recutita) Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs: In addition to noting this herb’s high level of safety, one herbalist noted that patients using it concurrently with heavy doses of anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners should do so with care, as this herb may increase these effects.

Recommended Dose: 3-6 ml of 1:2 high-grade liquid extract per day; 20-40 ml of 1:2 high-grade liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Eleuthero root(Eleutherococcus senticosus)Supportive Very Safe None Identified High blood pressure Moderate

Comments from MHs: This herb may interact with blood thinners and may increase bleeding time.

Recommended Dose: 2-8 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day; 15-55 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).

Recommended Dose: 4 to 10 ml daily when using a 1:1 extract (cultivated in Russian); dosage for dried or powdered root is 500 to 1,000 mg a day (Yance, 2013).


Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs: None.

Recommended Dose: 250-500 mg in capsules daily (Hobbs, 1984).


Gotu cola (Centella asiatica) Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs: One herbalist noted that this herb may interact with blood thinners.

Recommended Dose: 3-6 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day; 20-40 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) Antidepressant Very Safe None Identified None Identified Very Strong

Comments from MHs: None.

Recommended Dose: Standardized extract (ursolic acid >2.50 percent):200 to 500 mg daily; 1:1 fluid extract: 3 to 5 ml daily; tac: 2 to 4 cups daily (Yance, 2013).


Oats (Avena sativa)Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs: None.

Recommended Dose: Oats seed – 3-6 ml of 1:1 liquid extract per day; 20-40 ml of 1:1 liquid extract per week. Green oats – 3-6 ml of 1:2 ml liquid extract per day; 20-40 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) Supportive Very Safe Anticoagulants such as: Lovenox, Heparin, Ogaran, Coumadin,Jantoven, Pradaxa, Iprivask, Acova and Angiomax. Antiplatelets such as:Bayer Asprin, Aspergum, Pravigard PAC, Aggrenox,Minoprin, etc. None Identified Strong

Comments from MHs: None.

Recommended Dose: Crude raw fungus for decoctions: 2 to 6 grams daily; 1:1 fluid extract: 2 to 10 ml daily; standardized extract 10 to 14 percent polysaccharides, 4 percent triterpenes: 1 to 4 grams daily (Yance, 2013).


Rosemary (Rosmarinusofficinalis)Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Very strong

Comments from MHs: One MH reported that this herb may interact with blood thinners but no specifics of this interaction was provided.

Recommended Dose: 2.0-4.5 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day; 15-30 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) Supportive Very Safe Medications metabolized by the isoenzyme CYP3A such as: Wafarin, Ehinyl,estradiol-containingcontraceptives, Simvastatin, Prednisone, and Buspirone.Medications transported by P-Glycoprotein (P-gp) such as: Digoxin, Amiodarone, Carvedilol, Clarithromycin, Dronedarone,Itraconazole, Lapatinib, Lopinavir andRitonavir, Propafenone,Quinidine, Ranolazine, Ritonavir, Saquinavir, Telaprevir, Tipranavirand Verapamil. None Identified Very strong

Comments from MHs: None.

Recommended Dose: 3.5-8.5 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day; 25-60 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Strong

Comments from MHs: This herb may have an additive effect to sleep medications.

Recommended Dose: 2.0-4.5 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per day; 15-30 ml of 1:2 liquid extract per week (Bone, 2003).


Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa)Supportive Very Safe None Identified None Identified Moderate

Comments from MHs: This herb may have an additive effect to sleep medications.

Recommended Dose: 4.0-6.0 ml of 1:5 or 1:4 tincture 2-3 times daily (Hobbs, 1984).


Note: Superscript Depression following name of herb = Primary action of the herb. Parenthesis surrounding a number, such as (3), indicates the number of master herbalists contributing the statement preceding it.

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