Heart Trouble? 30 Herbal Remedies to Avoid

Though widely viewed as safe, herbal remedies can cause serious interactions in people taking prescription drugs for heart problems. Check out the following guide to herbal products that heart patients should avoid.

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Butcher's broom

What it is: The extract of the shrub Ruscus aculeatus, also known as butcher’s broom. Sold as a capsule.

What it’s used for: To improve ailments associated with poor circulation, such as varicose veins, venous insufficiency, and leg cramps.

The risk: Butcher’s broom can interfere with the action of alpha-blockers, a class of drug that is prescribed to lower blood pressure.

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