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herbal tea interaction with atripla
Apr 13, 2010

Dear Dr.Robert,

I just started atripla medication yesterday. and i am concerened about how it would intercat with a herbal tea that i make which is mixture of:

Turmeric, thyme, oregano, basil, parsley, cinnamon, clove, ginger, camomile, black cumin seed

Those herbs are sort of anti fungal and anti inflammatory as i have been suffering of mild case of sebboreic dermatitis due my positive status.

also, i drink aloe vera juice, i take grape seed exctract..

could any of that interact with atripla?

many thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

You want to know if your herbal tea would "interact" with Atripla? That tea mix sounds more like the spice rack at Piggly Wiggly than something you would brew in a teapot, but I see no problem with sipping the spicy brew while taking Atripla. I should, however, also point out that your herbal mix, tasty as it may be, is neither antifungal nor anti-inflammatory. If you have seborrhea, I suggest you see a dermatologist. His treatments may be less flavorful but they will be infinitely more effective. The same applies to aloe vera juice and grape seed extract, (no problem with Atripla and generally speaking not helpful).

Good luck.

Dr. Bob


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