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Drug Metabolism and Personalized Therapy

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Volume 28, Issue 3


Concept of interactions between consumable substances in Ayurveda with special reference to foods and drugs

Prasanta Kumar Sarkar / Supriyo Chaudhari / Abichal Chattopadhyay
Published Online: 2013-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dmdi-2013-0014


Ayurvedic medicines are available in the market as over-the-counter products. Today people use prescription and nonprescription medicines along with Ayurvedic medicines for quick relief from ailments. In the ancient texts of Ayurveda, the concept of interactions with various examples of food interactions and food-drug interactions are mentioned. Recent studies and publications reported drug interactions of Ayurveda medicines and modern drugs. In the present review article, the concept of interactions mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts along with the examples of food interactions, food-drug interactions and the recent research work and publications indicating the interactions of the Ayurvedic drugs and drug interactions of Ayurvedic medicines and modern drugs are compiled. This will help the consumer of the prescription and nonprescription medicines with the Ayurvedic medicines to be cautious about the probable interactions.

Keywords: Ayurvedic medicine; drug; food; interaction; modern drug


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About the article

Corresponding author: Prasanta Kumar Sarkar, J.B. Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, 170–172, Raja Dinendra Street, Kolkata 700004, West Bengal, India, Phone: +91 33-25313005

Received: 2013-02-23

Accepted: 2013-05-07

Published Online: 2013-06-01

Published in Print: 2013-08-01

Citation Information: Drug Metabolism and Drug Interactions, Volume 28, Issue 3, Pages 147–152, ISSN (Online) 2191-0162, ISSN (Print) 0792-5077, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/dmdi-2013-0014.

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