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Birth Control pills contain synthetic hormones which are detoxified in the liver. Many herbs either speed up or speed down liver detoxification. Therefore herbs may help to eliminate the synthetic hormones quicker (reduce effectiveness of synthetic hormones), or slow down detoxification (increase effect of synthetic hormones). So yes, herbs could have an effect. St. Johns wort is perhaps the one that can most effect the liver and contraceptive medication (at least that was what was drilled into me in school).

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