komatta wrote:Just as a follow up, my mother's cardiologist's nurse called and told me that the doctor, though he had never heard of ashwaganda, had said to avoid it. SInce several sites indicate that it may increase bleeding, and since my mother is on coumadin, I suppose it does make sense.
Komatta; drug to herb interactions are not well studied, so it is difficult to get solid information on which combinations to avoid. Coumadin is notorious for many drug to drug interactions, so being careful with herbs is probably a good idea. Doctors tend to be conservative, therefore the advice to avoid the ashwaganda. Given the possibility of increased bleeding, I personally would avoid the combination.