Data provided by Applied Health
side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• Rezulin may affect Co-Q-10 levels.1
• The following herbs may lower blood sugar levels: Alfalfa, Bean Pod, Bilberry, Black Catnip, Cornsilk, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, European Goldenrod, Garlic, Goat's Rue, Panax Ginseng, Juniper, Plantain, Nettle, and Onions.2
• Licorice should not be used in diabetes due to increased risk of adverse effects.3
References1 Kishi T, Kishi H, Watanabe T, et al: Bioenergetics in clinical medicine - studies on coenzyme Q and diabetes mellitus, J Med, 1976, 7(3-4):307-21.
2 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
2 Facts and Comparisons, Review of Natural Products, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
2 PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
3 Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
3 Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998
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