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Some plants use problems are related to confusion with other species of misidentification or contamination of the product, either by microorganisms or chemicals. On the other hand, are also possible variations in content of active ingredients according to geographical area, the station that were harvested or the plant used. As in the medication, can cause poisoning and allergic reactions.
Often, the use of herbs overlaps with that of the drug used for the same health problem or for another. In this case, the active elements of the plant can interact with the drug and cause variations in their effect. It can affect both drug absorption and their distribution, metabolism or excretion. As for the absorption of drugs when there is an interaction, herbal remedies to reduce levels of drug, thereby decreasing its therapeutic activity. Read the rest of this entry »