Healthy Living Tips

Healthy Living Tip #487

Cut out herbs before ops. Some herbal supplements – from the popular St John’s Wort and ginkgo Biloba to garlic, ginger, ginseng, and feverfew – can cause increased bleeding during surgery, warn surgeons. It may be wise to stop taking all medication, including herbal supplements, at least two weeks before surgery, and inform your surgeon about your herbal use.