Ayurveda simply translated means the science of life or the knowledge that teaches us which substances, life-styles and activities are beneficial or harmful to life. Ayurvedic herbs are preventative as much as curative. The Pukka Ayurvedic range includes herbs that have been used for centuries and have many clinical trials attesting to their efficacy .All of our remedies are safe to use with pharmaceutical medication but we advise that you take them at least two hours apart from each other.However, we would advise caution when using certain specific formulas with pharmaceutical drugs that are for the same condition as there may be a positive cumulative effect such as with diabetic or anti-hypotensive medication. This means that because the herbs are helping to treat the underlying cause as well as the symptoms you may not need such a high dose of your medication. You should only reduce your medication in consultation with your doctor. Consult your health practitioner or ring our herbalist if you are using the following together:- Gymnema Plus when taking hypoglycaemic, anti-diabetic medication.- Gokshura & Shatavari formula when taking any diuretic medication.- Turmeric & Boswellia formula with any anti-coagulant medication (heparin, warfarin).- Ashwagandha and Valerian & Ashwagandha formula with any sedative (barbiturate).