Whilst the enclosed article is from the American OR Nurse Journal you will find the content of interest. ‘A recent investigation demonstrated that only 23%of anaesthesia providers were aware of the current recommendations to discontinue supplements up to 2 weeks prior to surgery. The article identifies  a number of clinically significant herbal medicines e.g. Back Cohosh, Echinacea, Ginkgo, Ginger , Ginseng to name just a few along with the  potential adverse effects – you may be surprised!

The perioperative implications of herbal medicine