Persea americana

Avocado/Drug Interactions:

  • Anti-inflammatory agentsAnti-inflammatory agents: In vitro studies have demonstrated that ASU can decrease pro-inflammatory mediators (46;47;48).
  • AnticoagulantsAnticoagulants : Avocado reduced the anticoagulant effect of warfarin in two case reports (49). Avocado may increase metabolism or reduce absorption of warfarin.
  • Antilipemic agentsAntilipemic agents: Several clinical studies have shown that avocado has potential to lower plasma lipid levels (13;8;8;9;10;42).
  • MAOI drugsMAOI drugs: Avocado may increase the risk of hypertensive crisis when taken concurrently with MAOIs because avocado contains moderate amounts of tyramine (50).
  • Avocado/Herb/Supplement Interactions:

  • AntilipemicsAntilipemics: Several clinical studies have shown that avocado has the potential to lower plasma lipid levels (13;8;8;9;10;42).
  • Anticoagulant herbs and supplementsAnticoagulant herbs and supplements: Theoretically, avocado may reduce the anticoagulant effect of anticoagulant herbs and supplements.
  • MAOI herbsMAOI herbs: Avocado may potentiate effects of other herbs with MAOI properties, theoretically leading to hypertensive crisis.
  • Supplements including beta-sitosterolSupplements including beta-sitosterol: Avocado is rich in beta-sitosterol (51). Consuming avocado concurrently with other supplements, including beta-sitosterol, could potentially lead to exaggerated unwanted effects.
  • Avocado/Food Interactions:

  • Banana and chestnut:Banana and chestnut: If someone is allergic to banana or chestnut there is a strong likelihood of being allergic to avocado (31;32).
  • Avocado/Lab Interactions:

  • CholesterolCholesterol: Avocado can lower serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and apolipoprotein B and increase HDL cholesterol concentrations and test results (7;8;9;10).