Should I tell my physician about my herbal medicines?

Yes, you should! Because your doctor is your primary health partner in managing your health, you should convince him/her to receive herbal information respectfully. Don’t be surprised in telling your doctor of your decision to use an herbal product and share your knowledge and comfort with your herbal medicines. But, at the same time, remember that your physician has a responsibility to safely supervise your use of any prescription drugs. If he/she is concerned that any pharmaceutical substance might interact with your herbal product, it is judicious to accept such advice.