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Will drinking aloe vera juice interact with Coumadin (warfarin)?

I am a female patient with a metal mitral valve on Coumadin. Recently I was cardioverted. My cardiologist is suspicious that Raloxifen might have caused the rhythm of my heart to go up. I am a yoga practitioner and was told that the salvia in aloe vera was excellent for postmenopausia, 1 tablespoon taken thrice a day. Might this be the problem?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

There is no good scientific evidence that supports drinking aloe vera juice. I cannot figure out why folks believe that it has such magical benefits as have been described, but no benefit has been proven.

I have not been able to find any reports of it interacting with Coumadin® (warfarin).

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
Dr. Gourmet

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