Holy Basil Interactions with Herbs and Drugs
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Kathy
Posted on: November 02, 2004

Holy basil was recommended to me for sluggish adrenals and help with menopause. Do you know of any warnings about mixing this with any other herbs or medications?

There are unlikely to be undesired interactions with other herbs or drugs. Holy basil has anti-depressant, mild sedative and adrenal stimulant actions. If you are taking drugs with a sedative action (antidepressants for example), there is a potential for increased sedation.

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