Eating Cassava Together With Doctor’s Medication.?

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, I often consume cassava … when I fell ill and was about to take a doctor’s medicine, but I was reminded that there was a rumor that doctors should not take medicine together with cassava … Is that true? Can you explain?

1 Answer:

Hello Daniel, thank you for asking.


Cassava contains carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Cassava consists of various types, ranging from cassava cultivation to wild cassava. Some studies suggest that certain types of cassava contain cyanide. The content of cyanide depends on the type of cassava and the amount of cassava consumption. Cassava must be processed well until cooked so as not to trigger cyanide production. In general, cassava that is safe for consumption does not contain cyanide.


Until now, based on various international scientific articles, there has been no evidence of drug interactions with cassava when consumed in close proximity. Drug interactions can occur when several drugs are taken together, or drugs taken together with other ingredients (for example food, drinks, or supplements). Interactions can decrease the effects of drugs, increase the effects of drugs, or increase drug toxicity. But once again, no solid evidence has been found yet that there are interactions between drugs and cassava. So, you can consume cooked cassava while you are on medication. Leave a distance of about 1-2 hours, because the intestine is easier to absorb the drug when empty.


Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.

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