How Eleuthero, Siberian Ginseng interacts with Barbiturates

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Studies report that siberian ginseng may act in the body like some of these medications, which may increase the effect of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include phenobarbital, pentobarbital, mephobarbital, amobarbital, secobarbital, butabarbital, thiopental, methohexital


  1. View Abstract: Medon PJ, Ferguson PW, Watson CF. Effects of Eleutherococcus senticosus Extracts on Hexobarbital Metabolism in Vivo and in Vitro. J Ethnopharmacol. 1984;10(2):235-41.