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Question: Will these herbs interact with birth control pills?


 trat84 - Sun May 17, 2009 1:23 am

I want to try a product for hemorrhoids called "hemroid harry's herbal remedy." The product is taken orally for 30 days. The ingredients are: witch hazel, white oak bark, stone root, butcher's broom, cayenne, and ginger. Could these herbs decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:09 am

User avatar Hello,
Herbs and supplements are not regulated by the FDA so we actually don't know whether or not there is a negative reaction to them along with birth control pills. The amounts, actual ingredients and purity are always in question. As far as I know there is not a problem but because of the limitations of study, we can't say positively.

Best wishes.

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