Chinese Herb Drug Interactions

Chinese Herb Drug Interactions

Chinese herbs that may interact or interfere with Western pharmaceutical drugs.

Herb-Drug interactions are added to the website slowly, and this list represents only a fraction of the possbile Herb-Drug interactions that may occur when combining Chinese and Western medicine. If you are prescribing or using Chinese herbs, do NOT use this list as a complete or definitive reference for determining the safety of combining medicines.

There are 43 Herb(s) that have potential Drug Interactions

Bai Hua She (Agkistrodon, Bungarus)
Agkistrodon, Bungarus
Ban Bian Lian (Chinese Lobelia, Lobelia)
Chinese Lobelia, Lobelia
Cang Zhu (Black Atractylodes Rhizone)
Black Atractylodes Rhizone
Che Qian Zi (Plantago Seed, Plantain Seed)
Plantago Seed, Plantain Seed
Chi Shi Zhi (Halloysite, Kaolin)
Halloysite, Kaolin
Chuan Mu Tong (Clematis)
Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root)
Szechuan Lovage Root
Da Ji (Japanese Thistle, Cirsium)
Japanese Thistle, Cirsium
Dan Shen (Salvia Root)
Salvia Root
Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root)
Chinese Angelica Root
Dong Kui Zi (Musk Mallow Seeds, Abutilon Seeds)
Musk Mallow Seeds, Abutilon Seeds
Fu Ling Pi (Poria Skin)
Poria Skin
Fu Shen (Poria Spirit)
Poria Spirit
Gan Cao (Licorice Root)
Licorice Root
Guang Fang Ji (Aristolochia Root, Stephania)
Aristolochia Root, Stephania
Han Fang Ji (Stephania Root)
Stephania Root
Han Lian Cao (Eclipta)
Hei Zhi Ma (Black Sesame Seeds)
Black Sesame Seeds
Hong Hua (Safflower Flower)
Safflower Flower
Hou Po (Magnolia Bark)
Magnolia Bark
Huang Qi (Astragalus)
Jin Qian Cao (Lysimachia)
Luo Han Guo (Momordica Fruit)
Momordica Fruit
Ma Huang (Ephedra Stem)
Ephedra Stem
Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon Tuber)
Ophiopogon Tuber
Nu Zhen Zi (Privet Fruit, Ligustrum)
Privet Fruit, Ligustrum
Qu Mai (Aerial Parts of Fringed Pink or Chinese Pink Dianthus)
Aerial Parts of Fringed Pink or Chinese Pink Dianthus
Ren Shen (Ginseng Root)
Ginseng Root
Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit))
Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)
Sha Shen (Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root)
Adenophora Root, Four Leaf Lady Bell Root
Shan Yao (Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea)
Chinese Yam Rhizome, Dioscorea
Shi Gao (Gypsum)
Shui Zhi (Leech)
Tao Ren (Peach Kernel)
Peach Kernel
Tong Cao (Rice Paper Pith, Tetrapanax)
Rice Paper Pith, Tetrapanax
Xuan Shen (Ningpo Figwort Root)
Ningpo Figwort Root
Yin Chen (Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris)
Yinchenhao Shoots and Leaves, Capillaris
Yu Mi Xu (Cornsilk)
Ze Xie (Water Plantain Rhizome, Alisma)
Water Plantain Rhizome, Alisma
Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena Rhizome)
Anemarrhena Rhizome
Zhu Ling (Polyporus Sclerotium)
Polyporus Sclerotium

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