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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• There are no Nutritional Considerations at this time.1
• Herbs with relatively large amounts of salicylates (aspirin-like compounds) interfere with absorption of codeine and should not be taken with codeine.1 Salicylate-containing herbs include meadow sweet (Filipendula ulmaria), poplar (Populus canadensis), willow (Salix spp.), and wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens).2
• All herbs high in tannins can impair absorption of codeine.2 These include green tea, black tea, uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), black walnut (Juglans nigra), red raspberry (Rubus idaeus), oak (Quercus spp.), and witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), among others3
2 Brinker F. Interactions of pharmaceutical and botanical medicines. J Naturopathic Med 1997;7(2):14–20.
3 Brinker F. Interactions of pharmaceutical and botanical medicines. J Naturopathic Med 1997;7(2):14–20
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