Herbal Products Can Aggravate Chemotherapy, Claim Researchers

Herbal Products Can Aggravate Chemotherapy, Claim Researchers

A belief that herbal medicines help treating patients undergoing chemotherapy has been discarded by a report from Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The report based on a study reveals that herbal medicines harmed patients undertaking chemotherapy. According to the researchers, Acai berry, herbal teas, cumin, turmeric and use of garlic certainly benefits health but these supplements may react in an adverse manner while chemotherapy sessions.

The research does not claim that all herbal products have an adverse effect on chemotherapy patients, but it has notified some products that seriously affect the metabolism of the patient in a negative way.

A regular use of garlic can result in bleeding after surgery, while herbs used for cooking purpose consumed in small portions and for a short period of time were safe.

According to Dr. June M. McKoy, MD, Geriatrician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and lead researcher, the patients should consult with the doctors about their consumption of herbal products.

As per Dr. McKoy, “With the growth of the Internet, patients have better access to information about alternative products and often turn to dietary and herbal supplements to treat their illness because they think they’re natural and safe”.

The report of the research was presented in the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference.


FrenchTribune Specials

Sun Halos in Florida Sky

If you noticed, sky today showed a new scene and i.e. a colorful circle formation around the sun. Yes, according to the reports coming from the experts and also, the statements of a few gazers, shortly after noon today, 'Sun Halo' was spotted.

Explaining to the viewers what exactly happened to the sun at that time, the experts from the...

Most Popular

Chimps Give Same Care and Attention to Beds as Humans

Well, you must not underestimate chimps when it comes to...

CDC Reports Decline in Health Complications due to Diabetes in United States

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Bill Nye Underestimated Impact of Debate with Creationist Ken Ham

TV's Science Guy, Bill Nye, entered into a debate with...

Ensuring Food Security during Climate Change Requires Farmers to Adapt

It is just the fourth month of the year and already...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: