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Yew (Taxus baccata,Taxus brevifolia, Taxus cuspidata, Taxus canadensis)



Interactions

Yew/Drug Interactions:
  • Anticarcinogenic agentsAnticarcinogenic agents: Japanese yew, Taxus cuspidata, has shown to increase the cellular accumulation of vincristine (VCR) in multidrug-resistant tumor cells. The data suggest that some taxoids in the yew may be useful for overcoming multidrug resistance in tumor cells (20; 21). Taxol® is a cytostatic drug from the yew tree (22).

Yew/Herb/Supplement Interactions:
  • Anticarcinogenic herbs and supplementsAnticarcinogenic herbs and supplements: Japanese yew, Taxus cuspidata, has been shown to increase the cellular accumulation of vincristine (VCR) in multidrug-resistant tumor cells. The data suggest that some taxoids in the yew may be useful for overcoming multidrug resistance in tumor cells (20; 21). Taxol® is a cytostatic drug from the yew tree (22). Taxol® has been shown to have anticarcinogenic activity and is a FDA regulated prescription drug.

Yew/Food Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

Yew/Lab Interactions:
  • Insufficient available evidence.

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