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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I take herbal medicines, should I mention it to the team looking after me?

Herbal medicines are often thought to be safe as they are ‘natural’. They do however have an effect on the body and can lead to side-effects and so should be used with care. They may interact with your other medicines, medical conditions, or be unsafe if you are undergoing surgery. Always let your doctor, nurse or pharmacist know about any herbal medicines you are taking.